1795.016: New Virginia Justice.

Published: 1795

Full Title: The new Virginia justice, comprising the office and authority of a justice of the peace, in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Together with a variety of useful precedents adopted to the laws now in force. To which is added, an appendix containing all the most approved forms of conveyancing, commonly used in this country, such as deeds, of bargain and sale, of lease and release, of trust, mortgages, &c.-- Also the duties of a justice of the peace arising under the laws of the United States. By William Waller Hening, attorney at law.

Author: Hening, William Waller (1768-1828).

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Thomas Nicolson

Description: 538 pgs.; 21 cm. (8vo).


First of the five editions issued in Hening's lifetime of this manual for county-court justices; it was the first published after the Revolution in Virginia, supplanting the now obsolete manual of Richard Starke, Office and Authority of a Justice of Peace (1774.015), composed after the 1769 revisal of Virginia law; Hening drew on the revisal of 1792 in drafting this new work. Surviving copies indicate that this title was issued over the next four years (a second edition was issued in 1799) from varying binding states with differing addenda and indices.

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