1795 The New Virginia Justice by William Waller Hening, Printed by T Nicolson1795 The New Virginia Justice by William Waller Hening, Printed by T Nicolson1795 The New Virginia Justice by William Waller Hening, Printed by T Nicolson1795 The New Virginia Justice by William Waller Hening, Printed by T Nicolson1795 The New Virginia Justice by William Waller Hening, Printed by T Nicolson1795 The New Virginia Justice by William Waller Hening, Printed by T Nicolson1795 The New Virginia Justice by William Waller Hening, Printed by T Nicolson

This is a very neat book, The New Virginia Justice, by William Waller Hening, printed by T Nicolson 1795...title page reads in part, "comprising the office and authority of a justice of the peace, in the commonwealth of Virginia, together with a variety of useful precedents adopted to the laws now in force, to which is added an appendix containing all the most approved forms of conveyancing, commonly used in this country such as deeds of bargain and sale, of lease and release, of trust, mortgages etc, also the duties of a justice of the peace arising under the laws of the United States..book contains, in detail, the laws of the state of Virginia at that time...beginning of book has 19 pages of this books subscribers which includes names of Samuel G Adams, Virginia (see 4th photo), Thomas Jefferson, Monticello (see 5th photo), also names I found:Thomas Pierce, James Madison, John Alcock, Benjamin Harris, Benjamin Harrison, Henry Lee, James Jones Monroe and Samuel Tyler...there's probably more men of importance that I missed...there is a section of "Authors referred to in this book" and a section called "An explanation of the Federal Law terms and abbreviations"...there is no "table of contents", the book has many laws which are written in detail.. some of which was very important to that day that are not even thought about today...some of which are: Addition(title given to a man), Affray(a public offense to the terror of the commonwealths citizens), Arrest, Bail, Bigamy, Burglary, Burning, Buying of Titles, Cattle, Cheats, Conspiracy, Convicts, Criminals, Escape, Felony, Fences, Flour, Forcible Entry & Detainer, Forgery, Fornication, Fruit Trees, Homicide, Horse Stealing, Hunting, Infants, Jail & Jailer, Larceny, Lunatics, the Poor, Prison Breaking, Rape, Riot Rout & Unlawful Assembly, Roads, Robbery, Search Warrants, Servants, Slaves, Tobacco, Treason, Wife, Women. plus much more...there are 2 Appendix's in the back, also an index...

Calf skin cover is original displaying wear, soiling, corner bumps, there is a crack at the top of the spine on both sides(see 2nd & 3rd photo), the spine is still strong, book is solid...book is complete, contains approx. (not all pages are numbered) 541 pages which includes the index and both appendix's...all pages attached except for the first blank interior page which is detached..blank pages in front & back have several owners names written in ink & pencil...interior pages have age toning/tanning, page edge chipping & edge tears,creasing to corners, some staining, the "Award" law section has water staining, I found a page that had a tear out area in outer page edge..pages are readable altho some lettering is faint...book measures 8" X 5", 1 5/8" thick...great book to read, add to your collection...

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1795 The New Virginia Justice by William Waller Hening, Printed by T Nicolson

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