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Le premier [-second] part de les reports del' cases en ley : que furent argues en le temps de le tres haut & puissant prince Roy Edward le Tierce by Sir Robert Brooke

Reports d'ascuns cases (qui ont evenus aux temps du roy Henry le Septiême de tres heureuse memoire, & du tres illustre roy Henry le Huitiesme, & ne sont comprises deins les livres des terms & ans demesmes les roys) [1496-1531]. Seligès hors des papieres de Robert Keilwey esq; par Jean Croke ... Ovesque les reports d’ascuns cases prises per le reverend juge Guilleaume Dallison un des justices del Bank le roy, au temps de la reyne Elizabeth & per Guilleaume Bendloe serjeant al ley au temps de la ... by Robert Keilway

Laws of the government of New-Castle, Kent, and Sussex upon Delaware

A new law-dictionary : containing the interpretation and definition of words and terms used in the law, as also the whole law and practice thereof, under all the proper heads and titles, together with such informations relating thereto as explain the history and antiquity of the law, and our manners, customs, and original government, collected and abstracted from all dictionaries, abridgments, institutes, reports, year-books, charters, registers, chronicles, and histories... by Giles Jacob

Les reports des cases argue & adjudge in le temps del' Roy Edward le Second, et auxy memoranda del' Exchequer en temps le Roy Edward le Primer. Solonq; les ancient manuscripts ore remanent en les maines de Sir Jehan' Maynard Chevaler, Serjeant de la Ley al sa Tres Excellent Majesty, le Roy Charles le Second by Sir John Maynard

The established government of England, vindicated from all popular and republican principles and mistakes: with a respect to the laws of God, man, nature and nations by Fabian Philipps

Les reports de Sir Gefrey Palmer, chevalier & baronet ... [1619- 1629] Imprime & publie per l'original. Ovesque deux tables, l’un des nosmes des cases, l’auter des principal matters conteinus en yceux by Sir Gefrey Palmer

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About meThe Pennsylvania General Assembly was founded during the early colonial period. Today it is the legislative branch of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania's government.

About my libraryThe Pennsylvania General Assembly Collection was the 422-volume library of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Currently residing in the Rare Books Room of the State Library of Pennsylvania, the General Assembly Collection slipped out of history after its move from Philadelphia to Harrisburg in the early years of the 19th century. It was only in the 1960s that dedicated researchers from Independence National Historic Park and the State Library of Pennsylvania realized the historical value of this collection, and that all of the volumes were still together.

The first books in the collection, the 'Statutes at Large,' were purchased after the Assembly directed its clerk, Benjamin Franklin, in 1745 to buy some law books and maps for their use. Starting in 1752, the Assembly's Speaker, Isaac Norris II, worked to purchase further books for the collection. Norris and Franklin purchased the books from dealers in London.

In following years, the books were boxed up and moved several times to protect them from war, and to follow the Assembly. Both General Assembly and its library moved to Harrisburg in 1812.

The books in this virtually intact colonial-era library are the core of today's State Library of Pennsylvania. Much of the Assembly Collection was conserved during 2007-2008 at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (Philadelphia, PA) under a prestigious "Save America's Treasures" grant. "Save America's Treasures" is a public-private partnership between the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

GroupsLibraries of Early America


Real namePennsylvania General Assembly

LocationState Library of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

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Member sinceDec 22, 2008

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