Antebellum Virginia Docket Book [Manuscript]. [Virginia]. [Justice's Docket Book, Amherst County, Virginia, 1850-1859]. 2 books. ;  pp. Folio (13-1/2" x 8-1/4" and 12-3/4" x 8"). Quarter and three-quarter sheep over marbled boards, one book has lettering piece reading "Justice's Docket." Bindings lightly cocked, moderate rubbing to boards and board edges with light wear to corners, spine of one book abraded, its boards partially detached. Light toning, light foxing in places, staining to leaves at beginning and end of each book. Text in legible hands to approximately 80 pp., a few leaves removed, torn or partially lacking with some loss to content, one book has additional annotations to pastedowns and adjacent endleaves. $1,850. * This ledger records appearances at a Virginia Justice's Court, most likely in Amherst, the county seat of Amherst County, Virginia. (This location is indicated by the names of several parties from Amherst and nearby locations, among them Dr. William S. Dillard, a member of a prominent Amherst family. We acquired this item from one of Dillard's descendants.) The entries are organized in columns under the following headings: "Parties Names," "Date of Judgment," "Amount of Judgment," "Interest from Costs," "Exon. When Delivered," "To Whom Delivered," "When Returnable" and "Return." Most of the cases date from 1850 to 1859. There are also some notes recording sales transactions dated 1880 to 1889 at the rear of one book, along with a set of recipes for foxgrape wine dated 1881.
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