The Pocket Companion or, Every Man his Own Lawyer ..
Philadelphia: S. Parmele, 1818. Hardcover. F (Outer spine material is gone and signatures are loose; pages have foxing or water marks; well aged overall.). Tan paper boards, 95 pp. Subtitle: Containing a variety of precedents, Laid down in so plain a manner, that the Farmer, Mechanic, Apprentice, or School Boy, can draw any Instrument of Writing without the assistance of an Attorney. By a Gentleman of the Bar. Preface with 12 Pages of Scrip, Intended as a copy for those persons who wish to improve their hand writing at leisure hours at home, without the Instructions of a Teacher. Whew! Much to cover in such a tiny reference volume. This appears to be a First Edition, due to printer name. It provides examples of such legal agreements as: promissory note, general receipt, bill of exchange, indenture of an apprentice, lease of a farm, lease of a house, deed, mortgage, preamble to a will, will, petition for laying out a road, petition for vacating a road, and much more. A handy guide to have, to be sure. Rare.
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