Freeman's Probate Auxiliary Freeman, Samuel [1743-1831]. The Probate Auxiliary; Or, A Director and Assistant to Probate Courts, Executors, Administrators and Guardians. Being the Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Respecting the Estates of Testators, Intestates and Wards. Carefully Collected. Together With a Comprehensive Alphabetical Index to the Same. To Which Are Added, A Variety of Forms, For the Use of Probate Courts, And of Such Persons as May Have Business to Transact Therein. Portland: Printed by Benjamin Titcomb, 1793. xi, , 156 pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary sheep, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine Moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, front hinge cracked, rear hinge starting. Light browning and foxing to interior, tears to a few leaves, all mended with archival tape, offsetting to margins of preliminaries, final few leaves of text and rear endleaves. An appealing copy. $250. * Only edition. Written when he was probate register for Cumberland County, Freeman was a lawyer and judge in Portland, Maine who served in the Provincial Congress (1775) and the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1776, 1778). He wrote several legal manuals including The Probate Directory (1803) and The Massachusetts Justice (1795). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 4683.
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