A COMPILATION OF THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE SINCE THE POLITICAL YEAR 1800, TO THE YEAR 1810, INCLUSIVE: CONTAINING ALL THE LAWS, WHETHER IN FORCE OR NOT, PASSED WITHIN THOSE PERIODS, ARRANGED IN A CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, WITH COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCES...TOGETHER WITH AN APPENDIX, COMPRISING SUCH CONCURRED AND APPROVED RESOLUTIONS, AS ARE OF A GENERAL OPERATIVE NATURE. AND AS RELATE TO THE DUTY OF OFFICERS, THE RELIEF OF INDIVIDUALS, AND THE SETTLEMENT OF BOUNDARY BETWEEN COUNTIES, AND THIS STATE WITH NORTH CAROLINA. CONCLUDING WITH A COPIOUS INDEX TO THE WHOLE.

Augusta: Adams & Duyckinck, 1813 [i.e., 1812]. Large 4to. Original full sheep [rubbed, dry, front hinge starting]. [4], 708, [20] pp, LACKING the one-leaf explanatory Preface. Foxed, browned, inner hinges cracked. Good.

De Renne explains that some copies bear the imprint date '1813.' The Laws, arranged by Session and numbered, contain many significant enactments: procedures for manumissions, regulation of Free Negroes and slaves; removal of the attaint of treason from Josiah Tattnall Sr. [signed in type by Governor Josiah Jr., "with lively impressions of gratitude"]; Georgia's boundary settlement, the Yazoo Land Claims, and the Creek Indians. Resolutions include the Legislature's denunciation of the bribery and corruption that accompanied the transfer of Georgia lands to the Yazoo Companies in 1795. President Jefferson's Proclamation ratifying the treaty with the Creeks is included. Many laws are signed in type by David Emanuel, President of the Senate; he had earlier briefly served as Governor, thus becoming the first Jewish Governor of any State.
De Renne 346-347. Marvin 200. I Harv. Law Cat. 398, 750. AI 25092 [1]. Item #30514

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