"The crowned essay for which the prize of five hundred dollars was awarded on May 17, 1895, from the Henry M. Phillips prize essay fund, by the committee of judges appointed by the 'American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for the Promotion of Useful Knowledge.'" "Reprinted, December 14, 1895 from Proceedings of the American Philos. Society, Vol. XXXIV."--Cover. Reproduction of original from Yale Law School Library.