Leaming, Aaron and Jacob Spicer. The Grants, Concessions, and Original Constitutions of the Province of New Jersey: The Acts Passed During the Proprietary Governments, and Other Material Transactions Before the Surrender Thereof to Queen Anne The Instrument of Surrender, and Her Formal Acceptance Thereof, Lord Cornbury's Commission and Instructions Consequent Thereon, Collected by Some Gentlemen Employed By the General Assembly. And Afterwards Published by Virtue of an Act of the Legislature of the said Province With Proper Tables Alphabetically Digested, Containing the Principal Matters in the Book. Philadelphia: W. Bradford, . [vi], 763 pp. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584772194. ISBN-10: 1584772190. Hardcover. New. $135. * Reprint of the 1881 second edition. Originally printed by William Bradford at Philadelphia in 1758. The work covers the years 1664-1702 and contains the deeds and agreements of the proprietary period and Lord Cornbury's commission and instructions as royal governor, together with the laws passed before the surrender of the province to Queen Anne. Includes laws regarding trade regulation, roads, militia, livestock, courts, appointment of governors, Indians, negroes, civil and religious freedom, Quakers, taxes, war, land grants, liquor sales, freeholders, legislature, privileges and rights and individuals, and more. The capital laws covered state that adultery, rape witchcraft and conspiracy all were punishable by death. With an index for East Jersey and an index for West Jersey.
Book number 33628