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A Collection of the Public General Statutes

 
A Collection of the Public General Statutes by N/A (1807)
Author: N/A
Title: A Collection of the Public General Statutes, Passed in the Forty-Seventh Year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the Third
 
Year: 1807
Publisher: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan
Place: London
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: No
 
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George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, London, 1807. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. pp 578 A bound folio of 78 Acts of Parliament from the second session of the 1807 Parliament, including an Act 'preventing any dealing or trafficking in the buying or selling of Slaves within the Colony of Sierra Leone' which followed the act to abolish the slave trade earlier the same year. The book is bound in speckled calf with gilt decoration and red and black spine labels as was customary for bound volumes of parliamentary acts. Some rubbing to extremities and along the hinges, and on boards but the binding is sounds and about very good. Among much else there are acts of Parliament concerning the Kilmainham Hospital, Stamp Duty in Ireland, an Act allowing the British Museum to sell items from their collections and an Act for the better Government of the settlements of Fort George and Bombay in India. Additionally a further 134 personal and local acts are enumerated regarding roads, canals, enclosures and private estates. Several acts are printed in full concerning North America, the second in the volume enabling the continuation of the Treaty of Amity with the third indemnifying people who act under those regulations and a further 'Act to Authorize His Majesty to permit the Importation of Naval Stores from any Place in Ships belonging to States in Amity with His Majesty, and Navigated in any Manner Whatever' relating to trade with the USA, though always referred to at this stage in Parliamentary history as 'America'.
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