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1801 Abridgement of the Laws of Pennsylvania, Read
An abridgement of the laws of Pennsylvania; Being a complete digest of all such acts of Assembly, as concern the Commonwealth at large; To which is
added, an appendix, containing a variety of precedents (adapted to the several acts) for the use of justices of the peace, sheriffs, attornies and
conveyancers: by Collinson Read, 4+lvii+1+ 468+28p, Phil., s.n., 1801. (A TOC starts on p. xlvii; an index on p. 469. While at least twelve chronological
digests of the laws of Pennsylvania were issued during the years 1714 to 1852, including one by Benjamin Franklin in 1742, this alphabetically
organized subject digest by Read was the first of its type. Read’s work inaugurated a tradition followed at suitable intervals during 1811-1830 by the 1st to
4th editions of statutory digests of John Purdon. Purdon’s work was continued during 1836-1847 by 6th, 7th & 8th editions of his work edited by
George M. Stroud; during 1862-1903 by 9th to 12th editions with supplements edited by Frederick C. Brightly; during 1905-19115 by a 13th edition with
supplements edited by Stewart & Bisel; after which the series was taken over by West Publ. Co. and continued into the 1970s.)
Title:   An abridgment of the laws of Pennsylvania : being a complete digest of all such acts of Assembly, as concern the Commonwealth at large : to which is added, an appendix, containing a variety of precedents (adapted to the several acts) for the use of justices of the peace, sheriffs, attornies and conveyancers / by Collinson Read, Esquire.
OCLC Number:   671567540
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