Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia: Passed at Louisville, in January and February, 1799. [With:] Acts … Passed at Louisville, in November and December, 1799. [With:] Acts … Passed at Louisville, in November and December, 1800. [With:] Acts … Passed at Louisville, in November and December, 1801. Louisville [and Augusta for the 1800 Acts only], (GA): Printed by Elisha H. Waldo, for Alexander M'Milan, Printer to the State; Printed by John E. Smith, Printer to the State [for the second item]; Printed by Ambrose Day, & James Hely, Printers to the State [for the final two items], 1799, 1800, 1801, and 1802.

First editions. 8vo. 4 volumes: 150; 81, (2); 36, (3); 116 pp. Governors of Georgia during the period covered by these Acts of the Georgia General Assembly were the Revolutionary War heroes James Jackson, 1798-1801 (for the first three), and Josiah Tattnall, 1801-1802 (for the fourth); taxes and appropriations, the judiciary, the militia system, river navigation, agriculture, land disputes, manumission of specific slaves and manumission laws in general, admitting certain free "men of colour" to the rights of citizens, restructuring county borders, and incorporating organizations were among many issues dealt with during these years. Louisville, Georgia, in Jefferson County, southwest of Augusta, served as the state capital, 1796-1806, the state legislature meeting there during that period and with much of the state printing there (for this lot, the 1800 Acts were printed in Augusta, the others in Louisville); the 1799 Acts were the first to be printed in Louisville (the last were printed there in 1806, after which the capital moved to Milledgeville). The 1799 Louisville printing appears to be preceded there only by a 1798 printing of a new state constitution. All four of these pamphlets are rare. Sabin 27010 (for the Louisville, 1802, issue only, without location). Evans 35540 and 37503, for the 1799 and 1800 Acts, record two copies for each (both Library of Congress and De Renne [the De Renne copies now at Georgia]). American Imprints 563 and 2307 record a single copy for the 1801 and 1802 Acts (both at Georgia, formerly the De Renne copies). De Renne catalogue, Vol. I, pages 287 (for the 1799 Acts: "The famous Judiciary Act of February 16, 1799, is on pp. 8-56. This is the first volume of the regular series of Georgia Session Laws"), 292, 301, and 305 (these copies are now all at the University of Georgia). OCLC locates one copy of the 1800 Acts (Minnesota-Law) and two copies of the 1801 Acts (Library of Michigan, Minnesota-Law), with the 1799 and 1802 Acts apparently not recorded there (both represented only by microforms and computer files). Rare in trade; we have been unable to trace any record of a sale for any of these pamphlets (including ABPC, 1976-2014, and Rare Book Hub). Some age toning, but very good copies. Disbound pamphlets. (#8377). Item #61192

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