One of the First Important American Books on the Common Law Brackenridge, Hugh. Law Miscellanies: Containing an Introduction to the Study of Law; Notes on Blackstone's Commentaries, Shewing the Variations of the Law of Pennsylvania from the Law of England, And what Acts of Assembly Might Require to be Repealed or Modified Observations on Smith's Edition of the Laws of Pennsylvania; Strictures on Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States, And on Certain Acts of Congress, with Some Law Cases, And a Variety of Other Matters, Chiefly Original. Originally published: Philadelphia: P. Byrne, 1814. 588 pp. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584771616; ISBN-10: 1584771615. Hardcover. New. $34.95 * Law Miscellanies is a collection of essays on federal and state law, judgments of the U.S. Supreme Court, Pennsylvania law, Blackstone's Commentaries and the role of English law in the American legal system. In A History of the American Bar, Charles Warren says it is one of four early American general works on the Common Law that "showed genuine scientific thought and research and have remained of more or less permanent value in American legal literature" (335-336). Brackenridge [1748-1816] was a lawyer, editor and civic leader who founded the first newspaper in western Pennsylvania, The Pittsburgh Gazette, now the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Pittsburgh Academy, now the University of Pittsburgh. He was a justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 1800 to 1816.
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