Death of Chief Justice Shaw. Hon. Lemuel Shaw, ex-Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, died suddenly, at his residence in Mount Vernon Street, Boston, on Saturday morning, in the eighty-first year of his age. He had been failing gradually through the winter, and in addition to the infirmities of advanced age, he had been afflicted with asthma and dropsy of the chest……..He graduated at Harvard in the class of 1800, was admitted to the Suffolk Bar in 1805, was appointed Chief Justice in 1830, and resigned in September last.
(Liberator, Apr 5, 1861, pg3)