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My Favorite Lawyer Joke ~ circa 1770 June 7, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Humor, Joke.
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In 1770, King George III asked for a census of all the people in the colonies.

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Wikipedia ~ Attorney (in Public Domain)

This is the actual report, verbatim, that Grafton County, New Hampshire sent to the King:

“Your Royal Majesty, Grafton County, New Hampshire, consists of 1,012 square miles.  It contains 6,489 souls, most of whom are engaged in agriculture, but included in that number are 69 wheelwrights, 8 doctors, 29 blacksmiths, 87 preachers, 20 slaves and 90 students at the new college.

There is not one lawyer, for which fact we take no personal credit, but thank an Almighty and Merciful God.”

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What about you?  Do you have any favorite lawyer jokes to share?

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