ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS, IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND, ON MONDAY, THE TWENTIETH DAY OF OCTOBER, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-EIGHT
by [Virginia Laws]
Richmond: Printed by Dixon, Davis, and Nicholson, 1789. 49,pp. Folio. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Some light soiling. Very good. The rare session laws for the Virginia state legislature in 1788, including many implementing the Federal government; Virginia ratified the new Constitution in the summer of 1788, and thus insured its passage. Acts address issues inherent in early American statehood, such as the selection of electors to choose the President and representatives to Congress. Likewise, there are acts to prevent the importation of convicts to Virginia, thus ending the era of "indentured servants"; an act "for the more effectual punishing of conspiracies and insurrections" among slaves; acts preventing incestuous marriage and bigamy; an act concerning the importation of slaves into Kentucky; and numerous other issues relevant to early statehood. Scarce, with fewer than ten copies in OCLC. EVANS 22224. ESTC W23696.
(Inventory #: WRCAM50579)
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