The Final Territorial-Era Compilation of the Laws of Arkansas [Arkansas]. Steele, J., Compiler. M'Campbell, J., Compiler. 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, blind tooling to board edges, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine. A few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, somewhat heavier rubbing to backstrip, front hinge cracked. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing, faint dampstaining to margins in a few places. $1,500. * 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, 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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