A digest of the laws of the state of Georgia: from its first establishment as a British province down to the year 1798, inclusive, and the principal acts of 1799: in which is comprehended the Declaration of Independence; the state constitutions of 1777 and 1789, with alterations and amendments in 1794; also the constitution of 1798 ... all the treaties with the southern tribes of Indians ... together with a copious index to the whole

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  • Signatures: 4 leaves unsigned, A-Z⁴, Aa-Zz⁴, Aaa-Zzz⁴, 4A-4Z⁴, 5A-5P⁴, 5Q⁵.
  • This, the 1st edition, contains on p. 557, act no. 530, which was known as "The Yazoo Fraud Act". Because of the insertion of this act, although the act rescinding the above act was also printed (p. 577-585, act no. 543) the compilation was refused official approval, by the governor of the state, and the original record of act no. 530 was directed to be burned by act of the General assembly, February 13, 1796. When this 1st edition was revised and printed in Philadelphia by R. Aitken in 1801, the Yazoo fraud act was omitted.
  • A few manuscript marginal notes.
  • Microform series: Native American legal materials collection.
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