At a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in the City of Williamsburg, on Tuesday the 26th of May ...1761, and from thence Continued by Several Prorogations to Tuesday the 30th of October, 1764... [caption title]
[Williamsburg: Joseph Royle, 1764]. Folio. 73pp.
Bound to style in half calf and marbled boards, leather label. Minor foxing and toning.
Virginia in the wake of the French and Indian War.
A rare, 1764 work of colonial Virginia laws. "Matters of regional importance, as well as such widespread and far-reaching issues as the regulation of the tobacco trade and the protection of the rights of domestic servants, were the subject of legislation passed at this session. The burgesses consolidated several earlier pieces of legislation on tobacco inspection into one act and instituted punishment for individuals found guilty of selling mulattoes or other servants as slaves" (Berg). Rare, with Berg recording just five copies, one of which is imperfect.
Berg 165; Bristol B2629; ESTC W23639; Shipton & Mooney 41594; Swem 22631; Torrence 324.