A Compilation of the Laws of the State of Georgia, Passed by the ...
1812 Compilation of Georgia Law [Georgia]. Clayton, Augustin Smith, Compiler. A Compilation of the Laws of the State of Georgia, Passed by the Legislature Since the Political Year 1800, To the Year 1810, Inclusive. Containing All the Laws, Whether in Force or Not, Passed Within Those Periods, Arranged in a Chronological Order, With Comprehensive References to Those Laws or Parts of Laws, That are Amended, Suspended or Repealed: Together with an Appendix, Comprising Such Concurred and Approved Resolutions, As Are of a General Operative Nature, And as Relate to the Duty of Officers, The Relief of Individuals, And the Settlement of Boundary Between Counties, And this State with North Carolina: Concluding with a Copious Index to the Whole. Augusta: Printed by Adams & Duyckinck, 1812. [vi], 708,  pp. Includes four pages of testimonials. Quarto (10" x 8"). Later buckram, calf lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Some rubbing to extremities, light fading to spine, later owner bookplates to front pastedown and free endpaper, one of Ellis Merton Coulter. Light browning and foxing to text, occasional dampstaining. Early annotations to front endleaf, interior otherwise clean. A solid copy with a nice provenance. $750. * First edition. This was the third digest of Georgia state laws, preceded by others from 1801 and 1802. Arranged chronologically, it also includes an index with topics such as divorce, slaves and "free negroes," Quakers and relations with the Creek Nation. Ellis Merton Coulter [1890-1981] was a notable American historian of the South and a founding member of the Southern Historical Association. He was known for his glorification of the Old South, belief in white supremacy and segregation. Catalogue of the Wymberley Jones De Renne Georgia Library I:346. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 86.
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