1796.028: The Case of Overtons Mill.

Published: 1796

Full Title: The case of Overtons Mill. Prolegomena. In the Richmond Common-law District Court, Elizabeth Overton and Richard Overton, plaintiffs, against David Ross, defendent [sic].

Author: -----

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 22 pgs.; 19 cm. (8vo).


A preliminary discussion (prolegomena) of the legal precedents applicable in a case where a landlord brought suit against a tenant over damages to their rented property, a mill. While not a case report, this imprint is similar to another such background essay on probate law published by George Wythe from the press of Thomas Nicolson (1796.027); so this title may be another tract in the series Wythe and Nicolson this same year, particularly as its form fits the pattern employed in those tracts; however, the absence of a title page herein makes such authorial and printer attributions only speculative. Only known copy is held by the Library of Virginia, and so it has not been filmed by the Early American Imprints Series.

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