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Rare 1840 Petersburg Virginia Imprint by Edmund Ruffin Law Constitution

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Rare 1840 Petersburg Virginia Imprint by Edmund Ruffin Law Constitution

A Brief Enquiry Into The True Nature And Character Of Our Government: Being A Review Of Judge Story's Commentaries On The Constitution Of The United States. By A Virginian. By Abel Parker Upshur. Printed By Edmund And Julian C. Ruffin, Petersburg. 1840. 132 pages. 9 inches. Hard cover. Light foxing. Rubbed.

- - - Abel Parker Upshur (1790-1844) was a Judge in Northampton County, Virginia. Scarce. Published by Edmund Ruffin.

- - - Edmund Ruffin (1794-1865) Virginian, farmer, printer, scientist, political activist, and slaveholder who is often accredited with firing the first and last shots of the Civil War. Ruffin is credited as "firing the first shot of the war" at the Battle of Fort Sumter (Swanberg’s First Blood. The Story of Fort Sumter. 1960). When the war ended in a Southern defeat in 1865, he committed suicide rather than submit to "Yankee rule" thus the “Last shot.”


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