An Ignoramus Attorney and the Husband-In-Law

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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.

“Husband-in-law, Sir.”

“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

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