1810 Handbook on the Poor Laws of Massachusetts Presented to a Notable Jurist Leavitt, Jonathan [1764-1821]. [Sedgewick, Theodore (1746-1813)]. A Summary of the Laws of Massachusetts, Relative to the Settlement, Support, Employment and Removal of Paupers. Greenfield: Printed by John Denio, 1810. 64 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary quarter sheep over marbled boards, printed paper title label to front board. Moderate rubbing with wear to corners, spine worn, front board detached, rear board partially detached. Light browning, light foxing in a few places, faint dampstaining to a few leaves. Presentation inscription from author to Theodore Sedgwick to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. $350. * Only edition. The author of this handbook, which covers the period from 1692 to 1810, was a probate judge from 1814 to 1821. Theodore Sedgwick, who served in the Continental Congress, was a United States Representative and Senator from Massachusetts. He served as the fourth Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Appointed to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in 1802, he remained there until the end of his life. Print copies of this title are scarce. OCLC locates 1 copy (at the British Library). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 9045.
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