New York: Mark H. Newman, 1844.
76pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Removed Item #302920
Stepen Girard' will left money to establish a school for white, male boys and provided that no ecclesiastic, misionary or minister ever be admitted to the grounds. The family challenged the will on the grounds that the conditions were contrary to Pennsylvania law, and Webster was their advocate in the Supreme Court. The executors defended the will by saying that it did not prohibit the teaching of religion, but only required that it be done by a layman.
Webster lost the case, to his considerable embarrassment.