History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Volume 1 John Newton Boucher

ISBN: 9781230381510

Published: September 12th 2013

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322 pages


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History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Volume 1  by  John Newton Boucher

History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Volume 1 by John Newton Boucher
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 322 pages | ISBN: 9781230381510 | 9.56 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...Young was a master ofMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...Young was a master of seven languages, and one or two of these at least were acquired when he was quite advanced in years. He wrote and translated Latin with perfect fluency, and was equally proficient in the French language.

At one time while he was on the bench a Frenchman named Victor Noel was arrested and confined in jail in Somerset county for the murder of a man named Pollock, from Ligonier valley. Pollock was a merchant and had been going east with a large amount of money to buy goods, when he was wavlaid by the Frenchman and murdered for his money.

Judge Young ex plained the indictment and the whole process of trial to the prisoner in French, . and, after his conviction, sentenced him to be hanged in the polite and pohsned language of his native land. The residence of Judge Young in Greensburg was on Main street, opposite the present location of the.Methodist church building. From this place he dispensed charity with a lavish hand and there received his friends and indeed all travelers who came, with the most kindly and amiable disposition.

An excellent portrait of Judge Young was painted by the renowned artist Gilbert Stuart, who also painted the famous portrait of Washington known as the Stuart Picture. After the resignation of Judge Young, Thomas White, Esq., an Indiana county lawyer, was commissioned judge of this district, it then being composed of the counties of Westmoreland, Indiana, Armstrong and Cambria.

His commission was dated December 13, 1836. Early in 1837 it was read in the Westmoreland county courts and he began his work on the bench. He presided at practically all the courts held in Westmoreland county until 1847, when Jeremiah M. Burrell was appointed and commissioned his successor. Judge...



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