Annapolis: Printed by Frederick Green, Printer to the State, . Folio.  pp. Old rubberstamps to blank verso of title leaf. Very Good. Signed in ink on title page, 'Francis Curtis.' With learned contemporary ink notations. Francis Curtis was "a lawyer near Queenstown, Maryland during the early nineteenth century," according to the Hagley Museum's Record of Miscellaneous Merchants [Collection of Philadelphia Area Merchants Records].
These are interesting post-War Session Laws, authorizing revival of the Acts to suppress "insurrections and quiet disturbances"; enacting Relief laws forgiving individuals' "indisposition from taking the oath of fidelity and support to this state"; authorizing the vestry and churchwarden of Somerset parish to sell "at public sale, a part of the negroes belonging to the said parish"; endowing the Nicolites, or New Quakers, with "the same privileges that the people called Quakers are in any manner entitled to enjoy"; effecting navigation of the Susquehanna River; regulation of roads, theatrical entertainments, tax collection, debtor imprisonment.
Evans 18578. ESTC W14057 [3- British Lib., AAS, Huntington].
[bound with] LAWS OF MARYLAND, MADE AND PASSED, AT A SESSION OF ASSEMBLY, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF ANNAPOLIS, ON MONDAY THE FIRST OF NOVEMBER, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FOUR. Annapolis: Printed by Frederick Green, Printer to the State. . Folio.  pp. Scattered browning and spotting. Trimmed closely at the top margin, shaving letters of some running titles. Good+. Contemporary signature of Francis Curtis. With learned contemporary ink notations. The two items bound together in modern buckram.
The Session rendered the Marquis de la Fayette and his heirs "natural born citizens of this state," prohibited any obstruction of the navigation "of the river Patowmack", vested James Rumsey with exclusive rights to construct and sell his steam boat with paddlewheel, chartered in a detailed statute a "company for opening and extending the navigation of the river Patowmack", established the University of Maryland; with several Acts involving the development of Baltimore, and other interesting laws.
Evans 19071. ESTC W14052 [British Lib., U WA, MD State Law Lib.]. Item #32549