Principles that Moved the Leaders of the American Revolution Jacob, Giles. The Laws of Liberty and Property. Or, A Concise Treatise of All the Laws, Statutes and Ordinances, Made for the Benefit and Protection of the Subjects of England: And the Preservation of their Lives, Estates, Lands, and Tenements, Goods, Chattels, Rights, Privileges, &c. The Second Edition. Originally published: London: John Cooper, 1734. [xii], 118 pp. Reprinted 2007 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584778516; ISBN-10: 1584778512. Hardcover. New. $75. * Second edition, first published in 1724, this work outlines the laws "made and enacted for the Preservation of [liberty]" from Magna Carta onward. It is an excellent statement of the Whig principles that motivated the leaders of the American Revolution. Topics include "crimes against the King and the Subject," "Civil Rights and Liberties," Forfeitures," "Pardons," and "Laws Infringing Upon Public Liberty." Jacob includes the Habeas Corpus Act and adds a related final chapter describing six acts "infringing upon Liberty."
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