1811.092: The New American Clerk's Magazine.

Published: 1811

Full Title: The New American clerk's magazine, and complete practical conveyancer: containing the most useful and necessary precedents in conveyancing, as settled and approved by the most eminent conveyancers; with observations and references to the laws, &c. With a variety of other useful instruments of writing: the whole of which are adapted to the use of the citizens of the United States, with necessary instructions and forms of precedents for the use of justices of the peace, sheriffs, coroners and constables, and of matters which relate to the duties of executors and administrators in the settlement of the estates of deceased persons; also, of guardians, &c. The whole selected from the laws and draughts of actual practice. By a gentleman of the bar. Third edition.

Author: A Gentleman of the Bar.

Place Issued: Staunton

Issuing Press: Jacob D. Dietrich

Description: 380 p. ; 21 cm. (8vo).


Evidently produced in the winter of 1810-11 shortly before Dietrich relocated to Ohio in April 1811; Dietrich had published two versions of this manual's second edition in Hagerstown, Maryland (1806 & 1807), before he came to Staunton ca. May 1807 to establish a Republican press to oppose the Federalist one of William G. Lyford, a practice that suggests that Dietrich found this legal text a steady selling item in the various county courts of the Great Valley of Virginia and Maryland; the title was first published in 1803 by Alexandria booksellers Robert & John Gary (1803.046). That publishing history also suggests the anonymous author of this manual resided in the upper Potomac River Valley, above Alexandria.

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