THIRTEEN VOLUMES OF LAWS AND JUDICIAL DECISIONS FROM THE FRONTIER TERRITORY AND STATE OF ARKANSAS, 1833 - 1861. Arkansas:.

THIRTEEN VOLUMES OF LAWS AND JUDICIAL DECISIONS FROM THE FRONTIER TERRITORY AND STATE OF ARKANSAS, 1833 - 1861.

a. ACTS PASSED AT THE EIGHTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORYOF ARKANSAS: WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD AT THE TOWN OF LITTLE ROCK, ON MONDAY, THE SEVENTH DAY OF OCTOBER, AND ENDED ON SATURDAY, THE SIXTEENTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, [1833]. Little Rock: Printed by William Woodruff, Printer to the Territory. 1834. 119, [1 blank], [3], [1 blank] pp. Stitched, bit of blank inner margin wear. Later plain rear wrapper. Light foxing, some toning, untrimmed. Lower margin of second leaf trimmed closely, affecting a couple of letters. Good+.
Allen 32.

b. LAWS OF ARKANSAS TERRITORY, COMPILED AND ARRANGED BY J. STEELE AND J. M'CAMPBELL ESQ'S. (ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW;) UNDER THE DIRECTION AND SUPERINTENDANCE OF JOHN POPE ESQ. GOVERNOR OF THE TERRITORY OF ARKANSAS. Little Rock, Ark. Ter.: Printed by J. Steele, Esq. Printer to the Territory. 1835. [4], 562, [12 Index] pp, with the Territorial Seal. Light rubberstamp, light blindstamp to title page, a couple of other light blindstamps. Light toning and scattered, usually light, foxing. Very Good, in later library cloth with gilt-lettered morocco spine labels [labels partly chipped].
This is the second and final compilation of the Territorial Laws of Arkansas [statehood occurred in 1836], after the 1821 printing. This compilation prints the U.S. Constitution with twelve Amendments; the Treaty of Cession with Louisiana; the Acts providing for the government of the Missouri Territory, of which Arkansas was originally a part; the Act establishing the Arkansas Territory as "a separate Territorial Government for the Southern part of the Territory of Missouri"; and, alphabetically by subject, the Laws of Arkansas Territory. "Horse and Negro Stealing" were serious crimes, punishable by death. A detailed Slave Code is printed, restricting travel, regulating meetings, punishing by death conspiracies to rebel, establishing slave patrols, but permitting free Negroes to keep a firearm. An Index is included.
Allen 36. I Harv. Law Cat. 69. 135 Eberstadt 96. Babbitt 18. AI 30113 [5]. Not in Cohen.

c. REVISED STATUTES OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS, ADOPTED AT THE OCTOBER SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF SAID STATE, A.D. 1837... REVISED BY WILLIAM McK. BALL AND SAM. C. ROANE| NOTES AND INDEX BY ALBERT PIKE. Boston: 1838. xv, [1 blank], 956 pp, with the half title. A rubberstamp on blank portion of title page, else a pristine text. Very Good plus, in later buckram [title and institutional stamp on spine].
These are the State's first revised statutes, organized alphabetically by subject and providing a window on the activities and concerns of this new Frontier State. Arkansas entered the Union in 1836. Pike asserts, "In no State was ever such a revision more imperatively called for, more needful for the common weal." The laws had been "an unseemly and incongruous superstructure," with "crude and incongruous laws, hatched in prolific brains."
A Code for "Negroes and Mulattoes" is included, with a definition of the latter term.
As in a number of other States, "No free negro or mulatto shall hereafter be permitted to emigrate to or settle in this State" without posting a bond for his support and good behavior. The detailed Index consumes about 150 pages. The Laws are preceded by the U.S. and Arkansas Constitutions, the Treaty of Cession of Louisiana, the Act of Admission of Arkansas, the supplementing Compact and its acceptance, and Pike's Preface.
I Harv. Law Cat. 69. Not in Cohen.

d. ACTS PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS: WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD, AT THE CAPITOL, IN THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK, ON MONDAY, THE FIFTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, [1838], AND ENDED ON MONDAY, THE SEVENTEENTH DAY OF DECEMBER, [1838]. Little Rock: Printed by Edward Cole, Printer to the State, 1839. iv, 144, xii pp. Disbound, rubberstamp on blank portion of title page, else a clean and Very Good copy.
With Table of Contents and Index. This early Session passed laws creating and regulating banks, turnpike companies, corporations, railroads; created Senatorial Districts and apportioned representatives; enacted a variety of laws concerning the judiciary, as well as many other matters, including one statute encouraging the killing of wolves.
Allen 71.

e. ACTS PASSED AT THE THIRD SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CAPITOL, IN THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK, ON MONDAY, THE SECOND DAY OF NOVEMBER, [1840]; AND ENDED ON MONDAY, THE TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY OF DECEMBER, [1840]. Little Rock: Printed by George H. Burnett, Printer to the State. 1840 [i.e., 1841]. v, [3 blanks], 118, ix, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, remnants along spine of original wrappers, else Near Fine.

With Table of Contents and Index. This early Session passed laws regulating the State Bank, turnpike companies, private and public corporations [including the City of Little Rock], railroads; and enacting laws concerning taxation, the judiciary, and other subjects, including one statute permitting aliens to own stock in a corporation. Allen notes that, despite the imprint date, these Acts were actually printed in 1841.
Allen 83.

f. ACTS PASSED AT THE FOURTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS: WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CAPITOL, IN THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK, ON MONDAY, THE SIXTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, [1842], AND ENDED ON SATURDAY, THE FOURTH DAY OF FEBRUARY, [1843]. Little Rock: Printed by Eli Colby, Printer to the State. 1843. 243, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, else Near Fine.
With Table of Contents and Index. Among the Session's more interesting achievements was an Act prohibiting the "emigration and settlement of Free Negroes, or Free Persons of Color, into this State;" an Act placing the State Bank of Arkansas in liquidation and forbidding it to issue any notes; similarly, an Act liquidating the Real Estate Bank of the State of Arkansas; the abolition of imprisonment for debt; an Act establishing Common Schools; and an Act punishing anyone who attempts to entice away a slave. Resolutions seek the aid of the national government in protecting the frontier against marauding Indians.
Allen 107.

g. ACTS, MEMORIALS AND RESOLUTIONS, PASSED AT THE FIFTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS: WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CAPITOL, IN THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK, ON MONDAY, THE FOURTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FORTY-FOUR, AND ENDED ON FRIDAY, THE TENTH DAY OF JANUARY, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FORTY-FIVE. Little Rock: Borland & Farley. 1845. vi, [2 blank], [9]-176pp.

h. [bound with] ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS, PASSED AND AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION ADOPTED, AT THE SIXTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS, WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD... ON MONDAY THE SECOND DAY OF NOVEMBER [1846]... AND ENDED ON WEDNESDAY, THE TWENTY-THIRD DAY OF DECEMBER [1846]. Little Rock: B.J. Borden. 1846. viii, [9]-215pp. Bound together in modern tan buckram, title page of first item with rubberstamp. Very Good.
Allen 127, 137.

i. ACTS PASSED AT THE NINTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS, WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD... ON MONDAY, THE FIRST DAY OF NOVEMBER [1852]... AND ENDED ON WEDNESDAY, THE TWELFTH DAY OF JANUARY [1853]. Arkadelphia, Arkansas: R.L. Pegues. 1853. viii, 333pp.
Much material on law, commerce, slavery, lands, internal improvements, and other social relations in this southwestern frontier State.

j. [bound with] ACTS PASSED AT THE TENTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS... ON MONDAY, THE SIXTH DAY OF NOVEMBER [1854]... AND ENDED ON MONDAY, THE TWENTY-SECOND DAY OF JANUARY [1855]. Little Rock: Johnson & Yerkes. 1855. viii, 288pp.

k. [bound with] ACTS PASSED AT THE ELEVENTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS... ON MONDAY, THE THIRD DAY OF NOVEMBER [1856]... AND ENDED ON THURSDAY, THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF JANUARY [1857]. Little Rock: Johnson & Yerkes. 1857. viii, 197pp. Bound together in modern buckram, rubberstamp to second title page, Very Good.
Allen 222, 276, 307.

l. ACTS PASSED AT THE TWELFTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS, WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD IN THE CAPITOL... ON MONDAY, THE FIRST DAY OF NOVEMBER [1858], AND ENDED ON MONDAY, THE TWENTY FIRST DAY OF FEBRUARY [1859]. Little Rock: Johnson & Yerkes. 1859. vii, [1], 327pp. Modern tan cloth, bookplate, Very Good
Allen 356.

m. ACTS PASSED AT THE THIRTEENTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS, WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD IN THE CAPITOL... ON MONDAY, THE FIFTH DAY OF NOVEMBER [1860], AND ENDED ON MONDAY, THE TWENTY FIRST DAY OF JANUARY [1861]. Little Rock: Johnson & Yerkes. 1861. xiv, [1], 472pp. Modern cloth [bookplate], light to moderate spotting, Good+.
Allen 418 [not a Confederate imprint]. Item #29185

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