[MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY LAWS]
Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting Copies of the Laws of the Mississippi Territory
[Washington: 1801]. 16pp.
Half calf and marbled boards in antique-style. A repaired vertical tear to each leaf, affecting some text but ultimately not the readability of the text, two small areas repaired on the titlepage, small ink stamp and embossed blindstamp to titlepage.
A very early work on Mississippi territorial law, printed in Washington in 1801, and containing ten laws that were eventually published "by order of the House of Representatives" after some local controversy over their content. These were added to the twenty-five laws already passed by the territorial legislature. The volume is exceedingly rare, with only ten institutional copies listed in OCLC, and interestingly, none in Mississippi.
Library of Congress,Mississippi. A Sesquicentennial of Statehood (1967) 60; Shaw & Shoemaker 1515.