A LEGAL PUZZLE.
A member of the bars says that some time ago, a rough customer, or rather client, came into his office and began to state his case rather abruptly.
“Sir, I come to you for advice. I’m a husband-in-law!”
“A what?” spoke up the learned counsel.
“I have never seen that defined among domestic relations.”
“Don’t know what a husband-in-law is? Sir, you’re no lawyer! You’re an ignoramus! I am a husband in law, but not in fact. Sir, my wife’s run off, Sir!”
Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Mar 6, 1854