The Final Territorial Compilation of the Laws of Arkansas [Arkansas]. Steele, J. M'Campbell, J[ames]. Laws of Arkansas Territory. Little Rock, Ark. Ter.: Printed by J. Steele, 1835. [iv], 562,  pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and early owner label (Pettit & Pettit) to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, light scuffing to boards, spine abraded with wear along joints and spine ends, hinges cracked. Toning and foxing text, light browning in places, internally clean. $2,000. * Originally part of the Territory of Louisiana, then the Territory of Missouri, Arkansas Territory was established in 1819. It became a state in 1836. The first territorial compilation, a brief 149-page volume that included statutes of Missouri, was published in 1821. Steele and Campbell's alphabetically digested compilation was the second and last published during the territorial period. As indicated by such sections as Indians, Slaves and Vice and Immorality, it offers an interesting perspective on Arkansas when it was beginning its transition from a territory to a state. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 16.
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