Acts of the General Assembly, 10 Geo. III, with an Index
Williamsburg: William Rind, 1770. , 83pp.
Bound to style in half calf and marbled boards, leather label. Contemporary ownership inscription, and short repaired tear on titlepage, occasional marginalia, top margin abraded on several leaves, some marginal dampstaining.
Session Laws of 1769 in Virginia, including provision for one of the first hospitals in the Colonies.
A scarce late-colonial Virginia legal imprint containing session laws from 1769. Of main importance are the property qualifications for voting laid out in one of the acts, along with denoting which groups were barred from voting, including women, people under twenty-one, convicts, negroes, mulattoes, and Native Americans. "Another important piece of legislation passed at this 1769 session was an act to authorize the construction of a public house or hospital to care for idiots, lunatics, and other people of unsound mind. This public hospital, one of the first in the colonies, continues in operation to this day" - Berg. Scarce, with Berg recording 13 copies.
Berg 192; Evans 11909; Swem 22643; Torrence 371.