A View of the Constitution of the British Colonies in North-America and the West Indies: At the Time the Civil War Broke Out on the Continent of America

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Lawbook Exchange, 2002 - 555 páginas
Stokes, Anthony. A View of the Constitution of the British Colonies, in North-America and the West-Indies, at the Time the Civil War Broke Out on the Continent of America. London: Printed for the author and sold by B. White, 1783. 555, (1) pp. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2001050735. ISBN 1-58477-224-7. Cloth. $90. * Stokes [1736-1799], chief justice of the General Court of the Georgia colony from 1769-1776, and in restored Royal Georgia from 1779-1782, "gives a very interesting discussion of the state of legal administration in the southern colonies...Stokes also discusses what part of the English Common Law the colonists had brought along with them" (Reinsch). Contents include chapters on the Colonial civil and criminal courts, counsel and attorneys in the colonies, the court of Vice-Admiralty and negroes in the colonies and the modes of conveyance and manumission. Reinsch, Colonial Common Law, Select Essays in Anglo-American Legal History, By Various Authors...of the Association of American Law Schools 409-410. Howes, U.S.iana, 1650-1950 (2nd ed.) S-1024. Adams, The American Controversy 83-87. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America1 91994.

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