Digest of the Ordinances of the City of Charleston, from the Year 1783 to July 1818; to which are annexed, extracts from the Acts of the Legislature which relate to the City of Charleston
Charleston: Archibald E. Miller, printer, July 15, 1818. 8vo, 4 works in 1. (8 3/8 x 5 inches). 269, 36, 22pp.
Contemporary red morocco, covers elaborately bordered in gilt and blind, original owner's name in gilt on the upper cover, spine with raised bands, elaborately tooled in gilt, gilt edges (recased with the original spine laid down, endpapers renewed).
Provenance: Lionel H. Kennedy, Esq. Warden Ward No. 2 (gilt stamp to the upper cover)
A rare early sammelband of Charleston South Carolina laws, including ordinances relating to slaves and free blacks.
[Bound with:] A Collection of the Ordinances of the City Council of Charleston, from the twenty-eighth of September, 1818, to the twelfth of August, 1823. Charleston: Printed by Archibald E. Miller, 1823. , 57 pp. [And with:] A Collection of the Ordinances of the City Council of Charleston, from the third of February, 1824, to the thirtieth of May, 1826. Charleston: Printed by Archibald E. Miller, 1826., 64pp. [And with:] A Collection of the Ordinances of the City Council of Charleston, from the 10th day of October, 1826, to the 13th day of March, 1832. Charleston: Printed by Archbald E. Miller, 1832. , 90pp. This work provided the lawman a condensed version of the laws governing the city in an alphabetical format by subject and with and index. Among the laws relating to slavery (in the first work occupying pages 178-191) are those detailing the use of Charleston's slave badges, as well as the punitive 1806 ordinance restricting the movements of free blacks in the city. This copy in a presentation binding for South Carolina lawmakers and officials.
For the first work: Sabin 12048; Shaw & Shoemaker 43585; Cohen 8744.