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“On a previous occasion similar to this when I was invited to address a few parting words to a class of law students, I directed their attention specifically to their duty to observe fidelity to their clients. To-day I shall call your attention to a duty equally imperative, and perhaps still more often neglected, namely: the duty of fidelity to one’s own manhood....

“I shall have accomplished fully my purpose in these parting admonitions if I impress upon your convictions the paramount importance of observing in all your professional life the obligation of fidelity to truth, to justice, to society and to the State. In doing this you observe fidelity to your own manhood….”


“Closing address to the Law Students of Michigan University March 21, 1878.”