1798.026: Enquiry Whether the Sedition Bill is Unconstitutional or Not.

Published: 1798

Full Title: An enquiry whether the act of Congress "in addition to the act, entitled An act, for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States," generally called the sedition bill, is unconstitutional or not.

Author: Nelson, William (1760-1813), justice.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Samuel Pleasants

Description: 16 pgs.; 17 cm. (8vo)


Signed in print: "Philodemos" [p. 15]; authorial credit established via manuscript marginalia on the copy held in the rare-books library of the University of Virginia. Nelson was the son of the colonial-era council president, William Sr. (1711-72) and brother of the Revolutionary-era governor, Thomas Nelson (1738-89); at this time, he was a judge of Virginia's General Court, having been appointed in 1791.

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