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Item #28967 Acts and Laws, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MASSACHUSETTS.
Acts and Laws, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Acts and Laws, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Boston: Benjamin Edes & Sons, 1781[-1783]. Folio. 245pp. websiteupload.

20th century buckram, leather label. Some faint dampstaining to top edge of text. Ink stamp on p.75 and p.133. Some contemporary annotations. Light foxing and toning

An interesting and complete run of session laws from the last two years of the Commonwealth before the year the Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783.

Adams and Nourse took over as state printers from Edes and Sons after the final session here, and pagination of the laws was restarted. All these session laws are scarce and include much of Revolutionary War import, since the war was still raging in the South and around New York. These include bills to raise funds, the creation of a state lottery to fund clothing for troops, the seizure of property of "conspirators," (meaning Loyalists), the new state militia act, which takes up much of the whole, acts on deserters, and various treason statutes.

Evans 17211, 17212, 17213, 17214, 17215, 17589, 17590, 17591, 17592, 18022.

Item #28967

Price: $2,500.00

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