AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CAPITOL, IN THE CITY OF WILLIAMSBURG, ON TUESDAY THE 26th OF MAY...1761, AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY SEVERAL PROROGATIONS TO TUESDAY THE 30th OF OCTOBER, 1764... [caption title]
by [Virginia Laws]
[Williamsburg: Joseph Royle, 1764. 73pp. Folio. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Minor foxing and toning. Very good. A rare work printing colonial Virginia laws in 1764. Royle, the printer, operated only briefly. "Matters of regional importance, as well as such widespread and far- reaching issues as the regulation of the tobacco trade and the protection of the rights of domestic servants, were the subject of legislation passed at this session. The burgesses consolidated several earlier pieces of legislation on tobacco inspection into one act and instituted punishment for individuals found guilty of selling mulattoes or other servants as slaves" - Berg. Rare, with Berg recording just five copies, one of which is imperfect. BERG 165. BRISTOL B2629. SHIPTON & MOONEY 41594. SWEM 22631. TORRENCE 324. ESTC W23639.
(Inventory #: WRCAM50219)
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