Viewing DeWitt Clinton Cooley: "The High Old Court of Impeachment." (1878)
After Judge Sherman Page's impeachment trial concluded with his acquittal in June, 1878, DeWitt Clinton Cooley, a prominent St. Paul lawyer, published a three-act play about the proceedings. It was a wicked farce. Cooley lampooned the state senate, which had styled itself "The High Court of Impeachment," Page's accusers and the St. Paul Pioneer Press, among others.