ACTS AND LAWS OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, IN AMERICA. Connecticut.
ACTS AND LAWS OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, IN AMERICA.

ACTS AND LAWS OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, IN AMERICA.

New-London: Printed by Timothy Green, Printer to the Governor and State of Connecticut, 1784. 8, 8, [2], 265, [1 blank] pp.
[bound with] ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED...ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF MAY, ANNO DOMINI 1784. pp 267-307, [1 blank], [New London: 1784].
[bound with] ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED...ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER, ANNO DOM. 1784. pp 309-315, [1 blank], [New London: 1784].
[bound with] ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED... ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF MAY, ANNO DOMINI 1785. pp 317-328. [1785] Modern cloth and paper, with paper spine label [light wear]. Scattered light wear and tanning, Very Good.
[bound with] ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED... ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER, ANNO DOMINI, 1785. [New Haven: Thomas and Samuel Green. 1785]. pp 329-336.
[bound with] ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED... ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF MAY, ANNO DOMINI 1786. pp 337-346.
[bound with] ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED... ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER, ANNO DOM. 1786. [New Haven: Thomas and Samuel Green. 1786]. pp 347-350.
[bound with] ACTS AND LAWS... SECOND THURSDAY OF MAY, A.D. 1787. pp. 351-354
[bound with] ACTS AND LAWS... SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER, ANNO DOM. 1787. [New Haven: Green. 1787] pp 355-358.
[bound with] ACTS AND LAWS... SECOND THURSDAY OF MAY, ANNO DOM 1788. [Hartford: Nathaniel Patten.1788]. pp 359-366.
[bound with] ACTS AND LAWS... SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER ANNO DOM. 1788. [Hartford: Nathaniel Patten. 1788]. pp 367-370. With "An Act to Prevent the Slave-Trade."
[bound with] ACTS AND LAWS... FIRST THURSDAY OF JANUARY ANNO DOM. 1789. [Hartford: Patten. 1789]. pp 371-378.
[bound with] ACTS AND LAWS... SECOND THURSDAY OF MAY, ANNO DOMINI 1789. [Hartford: Babcock. 1789]. pp 379-382.
[bound with] ACTS AND LAWS... SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER, ANNO DOMINI 1789. [Hartford: Babcock. 1789]. pp 383-389- [1 blank].
[bound with] ACTS AND LAWS... SECOND THURSDAY OF MAY, ANNO DOMINI 1790. Hartford: Patten. 1790]. pp 390-396, [1 blank].
[bound with] ACTS AND LAWS... SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER, ANNO DOMINI 1790. [1790]. pp 403-404.
[bound with] ACTS AND LAWS... TWENTY NINTH DAY OF DECEMBER, ANNO DOMINI 1790. [Hartford: Patten. 1790]. pp 405-411, [1 blank].
[and bound with other separate Evans imprints, consecutively paginated through page 475, second Thursday of October 1793]. ]. Original sheep with raised spine bands, contemporary ownership signature, "John Tallmadge's Book." Very Good.

A fine compilation of statutes against the background of the Articles of Confederation. This is the first printing of the 1784 Acts and Laws, the text of the Acts commencing with the "ornamental design of printer's blocks." Evans. The Acts and Laws are alphabetically arranged by subject, preceded by the Charter of Charles II, the Articles of Confederation, and the Abstract and Declaration of Rights. The variety of civil and criminal statutes (including, for adultery, punishment by branding the forehead with the letter 'A') is presented, with noteworthy material on freedom of religion; a requirement that parents or others instruct their children in the English language; "Indian, Molatto, and Negro Servants and Slaves;" an early usury prohibition; and a variety of material on Towns, highways, civil and criminal procedure, courts, counties, elections. The 1784 Session Acts impose import duties, authorize the Congress [under the Articles of Confederation] to impose tariffs, provide for special judicial proceedings in suits commenced by anyone who "has gone to or remained with the enemy," and incorporate portions of the Towns of Hartford, Norwich, and Middletown.
FIRST EDITION. Evans 18409, 18411, 18414, 23275. I Harv. Law Cat. 444. Tower Collection 84, 85, 86. Johnson 1142, 1144, 1145. Item #36547

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