The History of Land Titles in Massachusetts

SULLIVAN, James

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Place Published: Boston
Publisher: I. Thomas and E. T. Andrews
Date Published: 1801

Description: Chart. x, [1], 392pp. 8vo, rebound in 20th century 3/4 brown morocco, corners bumped, boards rubbed, light foxing or light browning throughout. Boston: I. Thomas, and E. T. Andrews, for the Author, 1801. First Edition

Comments: Author was a prominent lawyer from Maine. In 1776, after moving to Massachusetts, Sullivan became a justice of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts. After resigning from the Court in 1781, he served as a member of Congress. In 1790, Sullivan became attorney-general of Massachusetts and in 1807, he was elected governor of Massachusetts. "The following Treatise is intended to reduce the principles which govern real estates in this Commonwealth, to an easy and concise System", from the Author's preface of this work. This copy bears the ownership signature of Ezekiel Whitman on the title page. Ezekiel Whitman began his law practice in Maine. Later he served 4 terms in the United States House of Representatives. In 1822, Whitman was appointed a judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Maine. In 1841, Ezekiel Whitman was appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court of Maine. Howes S-1121. Shaw & Shoemaker 1375.

Edition: First
Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good(-)
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 241961


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