Precedents book of Massachusetts law, 1775

About this Collection

Creator
Parsons, Theophilus , 1750-1813
Type
government publication
Collection Title
Precedents book of Massachusetts law, 1775
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
100 p. ; 30 cm.
Date
1775
Repository
Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990024307730203941

Content Notes

A commonplace book kept by Parsons outling various legal issues including getting a negro with child, slander, deceit, bills of exchange, debt,assault and battery, quantum meruit by a physician, ejectment, covenant, and liberty of the yard. Many of these topics include also forms of declaration.

Biographical Notes

Parsons practiced law in Massachusetts from 1774. He was active in discussions of the new constitution proposed in Massachusetts in 1778. He served as chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1806-1813).