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VIRGINIA COLONIAL DECISIONS: THE REPORTS OF DECISIONS OF THE GENERAL COURT OF VIRGINIA 1728-1741.

Barton, R.T.


Item #: 14330

Pages: 2v.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2005.

Subjects: LEGAL HISTORY, STATE LAW, SLAVERY AND THE LAW

These volumes contain all the decided cases of colonialVirginia's chief court reported by Randolph and Barradall.Excepting a few cases reported later by Thomas Jefferson andWilliam Hopkins, these are all of the cases reported duringthe colonial period. Invaluable sources for the earlyhistory of American law, Barton commends these reports for"the picture they give of (Virginia's) colonial period inall its shades and aspects" and their ability to "make theobserver see what the more detailed narrative of historyfails to tell" (Preface iv). This set is further enrichedby Barton's 250-page introduction, which outlines the legalsystem of colonial Virginia and sets the reports in theirsocial context.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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