Notable Connecticut Justice of the Peace Manual Goodrich, John [1753-1800]. The Civil and Executive Officers' Assistant Containing the Forms of Bonds, Bills, Deeds, Letters of Attorney, Policies of Insurance, Releases, Wills, Writs, Pleas, Officers Returns and Justices Records of Courrt [sic]: With the Power and Duty of Justices of the Peace as Contained in the Laws of the State of Connecticut, and Exhibiting the Duty and Province of Select-Men, Constables, Grand-Jurors, &c: With an Appendix Containing a Concise Mode of Casting Interest, Keeping Town Accompts, And Transacting Public Business with Facility and Accuracy. Hartford: Printed by Hudson & Goodwin, 1798. xii, 213, , -239 pp. 12mo. (7" x 4"). Contemporary tree calf, gilt ruled spine, lettering piece. Some rubbing, with wear to edges and joints and tips. Early owner signature to rear free endpaper, internally clean. A well-preserved copy. $70. * Second and final edition revised, corrected, and considerably enlarged. First published in 1793 by Goodrich, who was educated at Dartmouth and Yale. "He had several different occupations, in 1784 he became a member of the County Medical Society; in 1786 and for a few years thereafter, he ran a drug store; later he kept an inn and served as a constable; and by 1793 he had become a lawyer": Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8009.
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