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Varnum, James M. The case of Trevett against Weeden: On Information and Complaint,....

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00201 Author/Creator: Varnum, James M. Place Written: Providence Type: Pamphlet Date: 1787 Pagination: iv, 60 p. 21 x 17 cm

Summary of Content: Evans 20825, Kress B1355, Sabin 98638. Original blue/gray wrappers, reinforced (?). Stamp on titlepage of: Rhode Island Historical Society. The legal case tested the powers of the Articles of Confederation to the right of Trial by Jury.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Bill of RightsCivil RightsArticles of ConfederationGovernment and CivicsLawBankingState Constitution

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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