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[Important Collection of Virginia Session Laws Passed during the Early Federal Period, 1790 - 1798]. VIRGINIA LAWS.
[Important Collection of Virginia Session Laws Passed during the Early Federal Period, 1790 - 1798].

[Important Collection of Virginia Session Laws Passed during the Early Federal Period, 1790 - 1798].

Richmond: 1790-1798. 48, 66, 44, 123, 56, 39, 59, 48, 51pp. Mild soiling. First titlepage tanned and expertly backed, some ink stains and calculations on other titlepages, all but three titlepages with ink notations reading "Treasury." Minor foxing, last leaf of index lacking in first imprint.

Bound to style in half calf and marbled boards, leather labels

A significant collection of Federal Period Virginia Laws.

An important collection of rare Virginia laws published from 1790-98. This volume contains all of the session laws of Virginia as a state from October 1789 through December 1797. Many of the title pages carry ink inscriptions (in some cases extensive, in fine period penmanship) stating "Treasury," they bear a number of contemporary annotations ranging from jottings to substantive notes. A complete list of the imprints included here is as follows: 1) Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia...on Monday, the Nineteenth of October, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Nine. [1790]. 48pp. Lacking last leaf. Evans 23017. Includes both acts passed and the proceedings of the Assembly for the year. The act creating Kentucky is printed here. 2) Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia...on Monday, the Eighteenth of October, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety. [1791]. 66pp. Evans 23943. Includes acts passed and the resolution of the state Senate to accept the Assumption Act, trading claims in western lands in return for the Federal government taking over state debt, although a resolution of the House of Delegates rejecting the proposal is also printed here. 3) Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia...on Monday, the Seventeenth day of October, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-One. 1791. 44pp. Evans 24963. Includes acts passed, and the votes on the Bill of Rights as submitted. Virginia agreed to all twelve sent to the States, although in the end only ten passed enough states. 4) Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia...on Monday, the First day of October, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Two. 1793. 123pp. Evans 26388. Acts passed, including extensive regulations of the militia and the courts. 5) Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia...on Monday, the Twenty-First day of Cctober, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Three. 1794. 56pp. Evans 27997. Acts passed, including, as in all years, laws ranging from large issues of national importance to myriad acts for the benefit of individuals, ranging from freeing a slave or annulling a marriage to major issues. 6) Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia...on Tuesday, the Eleventh day of November, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Four. 1795. 39pp. Evans 29796. All acts passed. 7) Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia...on Tuesday, the Tenth day of November, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Five. 1796. 59pp. Evans 31499. All acts passed. 8) Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia...on Tuesday, the Eighth day of November, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Six. 1797. 48pp. Evans 33126. All acts passed. 9) Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia...on Monday, the Fourth day of December, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Seven. 1798. 51pp. Evans 34934.

Evans 23017, 23943, 24963, 26388, 27997, 29796, 31499, 33126, 34934.

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Price: $7,500.00

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