Massachusetts Addresses the Effects of the Panic of 1837 Cushing, L[uther] S[tearns] [1803-1856]. An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors and for the More Equal Distribution of Their Effects; Passed by the Legislature of Massachusetts, April 23, 1838. With an Outline of the System Thereby Introduced, And Forms of Proceeding Under the Same. Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1838. vii, , 93 pp. 12mo. (7-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Original paper-covered boards with decorative blind stamping, printed paper title label to front board. Light rubbing to extremities, some soiling and staining to title panel, corners lightly bumped and worn, moderate toning and light foxing to text. $250. * Only edition. This annotated edition of the newly-passed laws on debt and insolvency appeared at a time when federal and state law was attempting to devise legislation to remedy the effects of the Panic of 1837. Cushing was an important Massachusetts jurist and expert on parliamentary procedure. He was clerk of the Massachusetts House of Representatives when he published this book. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2499.
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