Cases and materials on early American law and legal institutions by Joseph Henry Smith

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Statementedited by Joseph H. Smith [and] George Welwood Murray.
ContributionsMurray, George Welwood., Columbia University. School of Law.
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Paginationxix, 953 p.
Number of Pages953
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Open LibraryOL14519494M

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