A DIGEST OF THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA: CONTAINING ALL THE STATUTES OF A PUBLIC AND GENERAL NATURE, IN FORCE AT THE CLOSE OF THE SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, IN JANUARY, 1833.

Philadelphia: Alexander Towar, 1833. xlvii,[1],574pp. 20th-century buckram, gilt leather labels. Titlepage stained, with dampstaining near the gutter of the first few and last few leaves, minor foxing. Good plus. Item #WRCAM49395

The second digest of laws for the state of Alabama, after the 1823 digest compiled by Judge Harry Toulmin. For this edition, John Gaston Aikin, a Yale-educated lawyer practicing in Tuscaloosa and Mobile, was tasked by the general assembly with compiling the laws in 1832. The book was later reprinted in 1836, adding a supplement. To be expected, there are a handful of laws pertaining to relations with the local Indians, and laws governing Indian territory, and numerous laws relating to slavery, runaway slaves, and the slave trade.

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