British Statutes in American Law 1776-1836 (Michigan Legal Publications) by Elizabeth G. Brown

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OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages ; 24 cm. Contents: Part I. Background and summary. British statutes in historical perspective --Methods of dealing with British statutes in American jurisdictions --pt.

Methods employed by particular New England states --The Middle Atlantic states --The Southern states --Jurisdictions carved from territory northwest of the.

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Coquillette, Daniel R., The Anglo-American Legal Heritage: Introductory Materials, 2d ed. (KDC ) reprints the texts of some primary sources and. The Calendar (New Style) Act applied to Britain’s American colonies and some British law, including the Act, is still applicable in some States.

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