Boston: Beals & Greene, 1848. First. pamphlet. Before the Supreme Court of the United States, January, 1848. No. 14. Martin Luther vs. Luther M. Borden and Others. No. 77. Rachael Luther vs. the Same. 71pp. 4to, original pr. wrs., wrappers detached and chipped, spine worn, wrappers lightly soiled, ex-lib. Boston: Beals & Greene, 1848. First Edition. good.
Martin Luther was arrested during a Rhode Island town meeting under Rhode Island's martial law. Luther's case centered on that his arrest was not valid under the law because the martial law was enacted before Rhode Island's then constitution was enacted. Hallett was a lawyer and newspaper editor from Rhode Island, who was active in Rhode Island politics. He "...was noted for a readiness to champion cases in which he could argue his favorite theory of the rights of individuals against the encroachments of governments...(This work is Hallett's)...defense of the legality of the Dorr government in the case of Luther vs. Borden..." Dictionary of American Biography, VIII, pp. 154,155.