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Tapping Reeve
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Tapping Reeve

Colonial & Early National (1746-1820)

Portrait of Tapping Reeve ('1763), founder of the nation’s first law school and co-counsel in the 1781 case Brom and Bett v. J. Ashley, Esq., which led to the abolition of slavery in Massachusetts.

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Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield, CT

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