[New Hampshire], circa .. .. Fair. - Octavo, 9-3/8 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, printed self- wraps. 16 pages, un-cropped and unopened. The pages are toned and darkened with the first and last pages soiled. The first signature (consisting of 8 pages) is splitting along the spine. The front edges of the pages are slightly chipped.
A rare separate publication of this case.
The City of Concord issued a promissory note for $2,000 to the plaintiff Mr. George. When George sought to redeem the note, he was paid in paper currency, which he refused on the grounds that the currency was not legal tender. Seeking payment in silver and gold, George took the case to court which initially ruled in his favor. The City of Concord appealed the decision of the lower court to the Supreme Court of New Hampshire which sided with the City and ruled that paper currency was Constitutional.
The opinion of Jonathan Everett Sargent in the case of George vs. Concord.
The American lawyer and politician Jonathan Everett Sargent (1816-1890) served as the Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, as President of the New Hampshire Senate and later as the Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court of Judicature.