Book #71586
The Code of Virginia with the Declaration of Independence and the. Virginia.
The Code of Virginia with the Declaration of Independence and the...
The Code of Virginia with the Declaration of Independence and the...

The Code of Virginia with the Declaration of Independence and the...

Copy of the Final Antebellum Edition of Virginia Statutes With a Document Concerning the Custody of a Slave [Virginia]. The Code of Virginia: With the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States; and the Declaration of Rights and Constitution of Virginia. Published Pursuant to an Act of the General Assembly of Virginia, Passed on the Fifteenth Day of August 1849. Richmond: Printed by William F. Ritchie, Public Printer, 1849. xxxi, 898 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, blind fillets and red and black lettering pieces to spine, faint early owner signature at head. Light rubbing and a few minor stains and nicks, somewhat heavier rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, manuscript court document dated February 27, 1844 tipped-in to front pastedown, moderate toning and light foxing to text, light edgewear and a few minor tears to document. $750. * This was last edition of Virginia's statutes published before the Civil War. The document affixed to the front pastedown of our copy is a warrant by John H. Tabb of Gloucester County charging a County Justice of the Peace to "confine in jail for safekeeping a negro slave John." It is signed in pencil by JB Wm K. Smith; an address on its verso reads "Jailer of Gloucester County." This document may have been added to our copy to a serve as a model form for this procedure. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 593.

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