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The Alabama Justice of the Peace, Containing All the Duties, Powers.
1822 - The Alabama Justice, The First Book Printed in Alabama Hitchcock, Henry [1795-1839], Compiler. The Alabama Justice of the Peace, Containing All the Duties, Powers and Authorities of That Office, As Regulated by the Laws Now in Force in This State: To Which is Added a Great Variety of Warrants, Recognizances, Bonds, Deeds of Bargain and Sale, Lease and Release, Of Trust, Mortgages, Bills of Sale, Contracts, And Other Precedents, Interspersed Under Their Several Heads; Together with the Constitution of the State of Alabama. Cahawba, Ala.: Published by William B. Allen. And for Sale at the Book-Store of Ginn & Curtis., 1822. [ii], 494, [2] pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Recent period style calf, lettering piece and gilt fillets to boards, original endleaves retained, hinges mended. Light to moderate browning and foxing to text, internally clean. A handsome copy. * Only edition. According to Owen, this was the first book printed in Alabama other than collected documents of the constitutional convention of 1819 and the journals and session laws of the general assembly. Hitchcock, who was Alabama's attorney general when he compiled this book, is an important figure in that state's history. He helped to write its constitution and went on to become chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Owen, A Bibliography of Alabama 981. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8316. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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