Very Early Laws and Imprints of Illinois, Among the First Documents Printed in Illinois Territory

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Very Early Laws and Imprints of Illinois, Among the First Documents Printed in Illinois Territory

12,500.00

On offer here are three bound volumes containing the session laws of Illinois Territory for the years of 1816-1817, printed in Kaskaskia, Illinois by Matthew Duncan, the Territory’s official printer. The Law Library possesses one of the world’s most complete collections of the printed session laws of American colonial and early state legislatures. This material is far and away the most important source of information about the legal history of early America. The collection itself is a national treasure. The Law Library owns no copy of these original documents. This acquisition would help to fill that gap in the Library’s record of early American law.

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