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1744 Law Book Signed Philip Norborne Nicholas Virginia Attorney General Banking

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1744 Law Book Signed Philip Norborne Nicholas Virginia Attorney General Banking

The Law of Evidence. (Various Authors). London. Henry Lintot. 1744. Third edition. 7-3/4 inches. Leather spine. 287,(59) pages. Full title: The Law of Evidence: Wherein All the Cases that have yet been printed in any of our Law Books or Trials, and that in any wise relate to Points of Evidence, are collected and methodically digested under their proper Heads, viz. / I. Of Evidence in general. / II. Of Witnesses in general. / III. Of Witnesses that are infamous. / IV. Of Witnesses that are interested in the Event of the Cause. / V. Of written Evidence. / VI. Of Evidence on the General Issue. / VII. Of Evidence in Actions on the Case on Promises. / VIII. Of Evidence in Actions on the Case for Words, malicious Indictments, &c. / IX. Of Evidence in Actions of Debt. / X. Of Evidence in Actions of Trespass. / XI. Of Evidence in divers Actions. / XII. Of Evidence in Pleas of the Crown and Criminal Cases. / With Necessary Tables to the Whole. The Third Edition, Corrected, and Enlarged with many Additions from the best Reports. – Signed: “Philip Norborne Nicholas” in ink on the title page & signed: “P. N. Nicholas” in ink on page iii. Three notations in ink in the margin of the text presumably in Nicholas’ hand and other manuscript notations in the same hand on ten pages of the Table (index). Lacks covers and end pages, soiled, dog-eared, tears, hole in title page, chips. [See Photos]

 

Historical Notes:

 

Philip Norborne Nicholas (1773-1849) Attorney General of Virginia, President of the Farmers’ Bank in Richmond, Virginia, member of the Virginia Convention 1829 – 1830, Judge of the General Court of Virginia.

(Indenture with Thomas Jefferson 1821)

Purported to be a member of the Richmond Junto.


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