Tuskaloosa: Marmaduke J. Slade, 1843. Modern buckram. xliv, , 768 pp [as issued]. Clean and Very Good, except for an institutional rubberstamp on title page.
With detailed regulations concerning slavery and Free Negroes, this Digest includes a complete index of all the subjects encompassed. Clay was an early settler of the Mississippi Territory, in the Huntsville area, before Alabama was excised from the Territory. He served in the Territorial Legislature and at the Alabama 1819 Constitutional Convention, and became that State's first Chief Justice at the age of 29. He later served as Governor and U.S. Senator. He was the father of Clement Claiborne Clay, who would be Alabama's Senator in the 1850's and a leading advocate of Southern Rights in the Territories.
FIRST EDITION. Ellison 473. Owen 865. I Harv. Law Cat. 24. Cohen 5621. Item #30001