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LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO, PASSED - New Mexico] - 1855. 
Santa Fe. 1853 / 1854 / 1855. - -160; -219; -147pp. Modern half calf and marbled boards. Ex-Maine State Library, with an occasional oval ink stamp and at least one blindstamp, faint dampstain to upper corner of text, else quite clean internally. Very good. A collection of scarce and early New Mexico territorial laws, containing the text of the laws passed by the second, third, and fifth legislative assemblies. These are very early and significant New Mexico imprints, containing much of the legislation passed in the formative years of the territory. The laws are printed in English and Spanish throughout, and each volume was issued with a separate Spanish titlepage, though only the Spanish titlepage for the laws of the fifth assembly is present here. The acts cover a variety of subjects, from laws regarding individual rights to others establishing counties, courts, elections, and criminal codes, to particular prohibitions on carrying concealed weapons "within the settlements," laws on vagrancy, gambling, prostitution, selling liquor to Indians, and much more. Other acts deal with the incorporation of mining companies and establishing mail routes. The second assembly laws were printed by James L. Collins and Company (and contain several errors in the running headlines and elsewhere identifying them as those of the "third" session), the third by Collins and W.W.H. Davis, and the fifth at the SANTA FE GAZETTE office. AII (NEW MEXICO) 73,78,93. McMURTRIE 49,53,56.
[Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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