"The Jurists As Well as the Historians of this Commonwealth Stand in Need of a Complete Edition of the Statutes of Pennsylvania" [Manuscript]. Cadwalader, John [1805-1879]. [Autograph Letter, Signed, Philadelphia, February 13, 1838]. Single leaf folded to form 9-3/4" x 8" bifolium, franked and docketed on verso of second page. Vertical and horizontal fold lines, light toning to text. Content in neat hand to rectos and verso of first leaf and recto of second leaf. Letter accompanied by typed transcription. [And] Cadwalader, John. [Autograph Letter, Signed, Philadelphia, January 21, 1833]. Single leaf folded to form 7-3/4" x 5" bifolium, franked and docketed on verso of second page. Vertical and horizontal fold lines, light toning to text, short tears along folds. Together two items. $500. * Cadwalader was a distinguished Philadelphia lawyer and judge. Deeply interested in legal scholarship and education, he was vice provost of the Law Academy of Philadelphia from 1833 to 1853. The substantial 1838 letter is addressed to Thomas Henry Burrowes [1805-1871], the secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It begins: "The Jurists as well as the historians of this commonwealth stand in need of a complete edition of the statutes of Pennsylvania from the time of the settlement of the Province to the period from which the series of pamphlet laws is now extant." Cadwalader proposes to address this need by producing "an edition of these acts prior to 1700." He outlines his project, lists a group of manuscripts deposited at the state capital that he would like to consult and asks Burrowes to allow him to borrow or consult them. The brief 1838 letter concerns a legal matter. Cadwalader aks his opposing counsel to furnish "your client's Books of account and other matters requested."
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