Brockholst Livingston (11/25/1757 - 3/18/1823)

Also Known As: Henry Brockholst Livingston
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For the U.S. Representative, see Henry W. Livingston

Henry Brockholst Livingston (November 25, 1757 – March 18, 1823) was an American Revolutionary War officer, a justice of the New York Court of Appeals and eventually an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Born in New York, New York to Susanna French and William Livingston, he received a B.A. from the College of New Jersey, (now Princeton University), in 1774. He inherited the Livingston estate, Liberty Hall (at modern-day Kean University), and retained it until 1798. During the American Revolutionary War he was a lieutenant colonel of the New York Line, serving on the staff of General Philip Schuyler from 1775 to 1777 and as an Aide-de-Camp to Major General Benedict Arnold at the Battle of Saratoga. He was a Private secretary to John Jay, then U.S. Minister to Spain from 1779 to 1782. Livingston was briefly imprisoned by the British in New York in 1782. After the war, Livingston read law to enter the Bar in 1783, and was in private practice in New York City from 1783 to 1802.

Livingston served as a justice on the Supreme Court of New York from 1802 to 1807, where he authored a famous dissent in the case of Pierson v. Post, 3 Cai. R. 175 (1805). Two years later, on November 10, 1806, Livingston received a recess appointment from Thomas Jefferson to a seat on the Supreme Court of the United States vacated by William Paterson. Formally nominated on December 15, 1806, Livingston was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 17, 1806, and received his commission on January 16, 1807. He served on the Supreme Court from then until his death in 1823. During his Supreme Court tenure, Livingston's votes and opinions often followed the lead of Chief Justice John Marshall. In that era, Supreme Court Justices were required to ride a circuit; in Justice Livingston's case, he presided over cases in New York State.

Livingston was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1814.

Livingston died in Washington, D.C. His remains are interred at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Full Title Author Volume Date Out Date In Rep. Fine Ledger
Transcribed: Mirabeau's CincinnatusHonoré-Gabriel Riqueti Mirabeau7/24/17897/29/1789
Transcribed: LoungerHenry MackenzieVolume 17/29/17897/31/1789Self
Transcribed: Valuable TractsJohn Somers7/31/17898/3/1789Self
Transcribed: Pindar's PoemsPeter Pindar8/5/17898/12/1789Self
Transcribed: Nicholson's PhilosophyWilliam Nicholson8/19/17898/28/1789Self
Transcribed: Adam's DefenceJohn AdamsVolume 28/28/17898/31/1789Self
Transcribed: Adam's DefenceJohn AdamsVolume 28/28/17899/18/1789Self
Transcribed: Goldsmith's Ani. NatureOliver GoldsmithVolume 18/31/17899/7/1789Self
Transcribed: Bossuet's Intro.Jacques Bénigne Bossuet9/7/17899/14/1789Self
Transcribed: Dodsley's TriflesRobert Dodsley9/28/17899/30/1789
Transcribed: Priestly's LecturesJoseph Priestley10/7/178910/16/1789
Transcribed: Interesting MemoirsElizabeth KeirVolume 110/9/178910/12/1789
Transcribed: Beauties of MagazinesVolume 110/12/178910/21/1789
Transcribed: Kirby's ReportsEphraim Kirby11/16/178911/20/1789
Transcribed: Rasselas Prince of AbissiniaSamuel Johnson11/27/178912/4/1789
Transcribed: Sternes WorksLaurence SterneVolume 112/7/178912/11/1789
Transcribed: "Laurence SterneVolume 212/11/178912/18/1789
Transcribed: "Laurence SterneVolume 312/18/178912/23/1789
Transcribed: "Laurence SterneVolume 412/23/178912/28/1789
Transcribed: "Laurence SterneVolume 512/28/17891/8/1790
Transcribed: Fez & MoroccoLancelot Addison1/8/17901/22/1790
Transcribed: Newton on the PropheciesThomas NewtonVolume 11/25/17902/10/1790
Transcribed: "Thomas NewtonVolume 22/10/17902/22/1790
Transcribed: Barrows WorksIsaac BarrowVolume 12/22/17903/5/1790
Transcribed: Devil on SticksWilliam Combe; Alain René Le Sage3/5/17903/15/1790
Transcribed: Montesque in FrenchCharles de Secondat baron de MontesquieuVolume 13/15/17903/17/1790
Transcribed: BuffonGeorges Louis Leclerc, Comte de BuffonVolume 13/24/17903/31/1790
Transcribed: "Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de BuffonVolume 23/31/17904/14/1790
Transcribed: Journals of CongressUnited States. CongressVolume 25/3/17905/11/1790
Transcribed: Journals of CongressUnited States. CongressVolume 15/3/17905/11/1790
Transcribed: Apollonis Tyonis lifeLouis Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont5/11/17905/13/1790
Transcribed: Life of CiceroConyers MiddletonVolume 15/13/17905/22/1790
Transcribed: "Conyers MiddletonVolume 25/22/17905/24/1790
Transcribed: "Conyers MiddletonVolume 35/24/17906/3/1790
Transcribed: Antiq. WestminsterJohn DartVolume 26/3/17906/9/1790
Transcribed: MatildaLadyVolume 16/9/17906/11/1790
Transcribed: Lady LuxboroughBaroness Henrietta Knight Luxborough6/11/17906/14/1790
Transcribed: LydiaJohn ShebbeareVolume 26/14/17906/21/1790
Transcribed: Loveill AdventuresVolume 26/21/17906/26/1790
Transcribed: Fountane's TalesJean de La FontaineVolume 18/21/17908/26/1790
Transcribed: Lady WoodfordLady Woodford8/27/17908/28/1790
Transcribed: Fair SyrianRobert BageVolume 18/28/17908/30/1790
Transcribed: "Robert BageVolume 28/30/17909/6/1790
Transcribed: in GreekRobert Bage10/9/179010/30/1790
Transcribed: Bruces TravelsJames BruceVolume 110/14/179010/15/1790
Transcribed: Bourgaoanne SpainJean Francois BourgoingVolume 310/18/179010/21/1790
Transcribed: "Jean Francois BourgoingVolume 110/22/179010/28/1790
Transcribed: Xenophon in GreekXenophon.11/1/179011/20/1790
Transcribed: " conXenophon.12/30/17901/10/1791
Transcribed: King Prussia's WorksFrederic IIVolume 1012/30/17901/3/1791
Transcribed: "Frederic IIVolume 11/3/17911/10/1791
Transcribed: "Frederic IIVolume 21/10/17911/12/1791
Transcribed: "Frederic IIVolume 31/12/17911/19/1791
Transcribed: ZeluccoJohn MooreVolume 11/19/17911/20/1791
Transcribed: EmmelineCharlotte Turner SmithVolume 11/20/17911/21/1791
Transcribed: "Charlotte Turner SmithVolume 21/21/17911/25/1791
Transcribed: MatildaLadyVolume 12/8/17912/14/1791
Transcribed: MatildaLadyVolume 22/8/17912/14/1791
Transcribed: Domat's Civil LawJean DomatVolume 12/10/17912/18/1791
Transcribed: Honoria SommervilleJane PurbeckVolume 12/25/17912/28/1791
Transcribed: G. MaitlandVolume 12/28/17913/14/1791
Transcribed: RetributionAnna Maria MacKenzie3/14/17913/17/1791
Transcribed: Domat's Civil LawJean Domat3/18/17913/30/1791
Transcribed: " conJean Domat4/27/17914/30/1791
Transcribed: Beauties Mag - Return'd Volume 26/19/1791
Transcribed: Beauties Mag - Return'd Volume 16/19/1791
Transcribed: Priestly's LecturesJoseph Priestley9/26/179110/4/1791
Transcribed: An Un Hist10/4/179112/6/1791
Transcribed: Fairling10/10/179110/15/1791Per Mrs.
Transcribed: Simple storyElizabeth InchbaldVolume 110/10/179110/15/1791Per Mrs.
Transcribed: LouisaElizabeth Helme12/6/179112/21/1791
Transcribed: CiberColley CibberVolume 212/6/179112/8/1791
Transcribed: Casket12/8/17911/24/1792
Transcribed: Features from LifeElizabeth Blower12/21/1791
Transcribed: Encyclopedia1/24/1792
Transcribed: Phebe2/13/17923/24/1792
Transcribed: Marriage ActJohn ShebbeareVolume 13/24/17923/27/1792
Transcribed: Marriage ActJohn ShebbeareVolume 23/24/17923/27/1792
Transcribed: School for FathersVolume 23/24/17923/27/1792
Transcribed: School for FathersVolume 13/24/17923/27/1792
Transcribed: E. MortimerAlbinia Gwynn3/27/17923/28/1792trans
Transcribed: "Volume 33/27/17923/27/1792
Transcribed: Hume's EnglandDavid HumeVolume 15/31/18006/13/1800
Transcribed: "David HumeVolume 26/13/18006/23/1800
Transcribed: "David HumeVolume 36/23/18007/5/1800
Transcribed: "David HumeVolume 47/5/18008/6/1800
Transcribed: "David HumeVolume 58/6/180010/10/18003/6
Transcribed: Independent ReflectorLeigh Hunt9/17/1800
Transcribed: American WhigWilliam LivingstonVolume 19/17/1800
Transcribed: American WhigWilliam LivingstonVolume 29/17/1800
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