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Polk, James K. (1795-1849) A System of penal law for the U.S.A. ... by Edward Livingston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03337 Author/Creator: Polk, James K. (1795-1849) Place Written: Washington Type: Book signed Date: 1828 Pagination: 465 p. 31.3 x 20.6 cm

Signed twice by Polk. Printed by Gales & Seaton.

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