Eighteenth-Century Justice of the Peace Manual Goodrich, John [1753-1800]. The Civil and Executive Officer's Assistant; Containing the Forms of Bonds, Bills, Deeds, Letters of Attorney, Policies of Insurance, Releases, Wills, Writs, Pleas, Officers Returns and Justices Records of Court. With the Power and Duty of Justices of the Peace as contained in the laws of the State of Connecticut, And Exhibiting the Duty and Province of Select-Men, Constables, Grand-Jurors, &c: With an Appendix Containing a Concise Mode of Casting Interest, Keeping Town Accompts, And Transacting Public Business with Facility and Accuracy. Revised, Corrected, And Considerably Enlarged. Hartford: Printed by Hudson & Goodwin, 1798. pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary tree sheep, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Moderate rubbing, minor wear to spine ends and corners, minor chipping to edges of lettering piece. Light browning to text, occasional light foxing, early owner signature and brief annotation to front free endpaper. A nice copy. $150. * Second and final edition. Educated at Dartmouth and Yale, Goodrich "had several different occupations, in 1784 he became a member of the County Medical Society; in 1786 and for a few years thereafter, he ran a drug store; later he kept an inn and served as a constable; and by 1793 he had become a lawyer": Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8009.
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