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Remonstrance and Petition of Robert Child (1646).

John Winthrop, "Speech on Liberty" (1645)

Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts (1648)

William Bradford, Of Plimouth Plantation (1642)

The Pynchon Court Record (1639-42)

Proceedings of the Provincial Court of Maryland (1664)

Records of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, MA at Ipswich (1664, 1665, 1682)

Archives of Maryland, Kent County (1661, 1668)

Records of The Virginia Company of London (1619)

Minutes of the Council and General Court of Virginia (1629, 1640)

Act of the Virginia General Assembly (1639-40)

Virginia Statutes on Slaves and Servants (1642-1738)

The Declaration of Independence

New Hampshire Laws (1776, 1784)

Constitution of Pennsylvania (1776)

Grimke's Account of the Camden Riot (1785)

Camden Memorial (1785)

Execution Sales Act (SC, 1785)

David Ramsay's Letter to Jefferson (1787)

David Ramsay, History of South Carolina (1809)

The Federalist (Numbers 10, 37, 78)

Root, Introduction to Reports (1798)

James Kent, Memoirs

James Kent, Commentaries, 2d ed. (1832)

de Tocqueville, Democracy in America (1835)

Daniel Webster, Autobiographical Sketch (1829)

Caton, Bench and Bar of Illinois (1893)

Baldwin, Flush Times (1853)

Northwest Ordinance(1787)

Public Lands Statutes (1796-1850)

James Kent, Commentaries, 6th ed. (1848)

Tecumseh's Speech at Vincennes (1810)

Dawes Act (1887)

Massachusetts Mill Dam Act (1795)

Merritt v. Parker (NJ, 1795)

Martin v. Bigelow, (VT, 1827)

Snow v. Parsons (VT, 1856)

Review of Angell, Treatise on Watercourses (1829)

Olmsted, Memoir of Eli Whitney (1846)

NY Council of Revision (1785)

Currie's Admin. v. Mutual Assurance Soc. (VA, 1809)

Ellis v. Marshall (MA, 1807)

Jackson's Veto of the Second Bank (1832)

Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge (1837)

NJ Turnpike Incorporation Act (1856)

John Stark versus Thomas Parker, 19 Mass. (2 Pickering) 267 (1824).

Nicholas Farwell vs. The Boston and Worcester Rail Road Corporation, 45 Mass. (4 Metcalf) 49 (1842)

Maria Wightman versus Joshua Coates, 15 Mass. 1 (1818).

ASKEW vs. DUPREE, 30 Ga. 173 (1860).

"An Act to provide for the Adoption of Children," Acts and Resolves passed by the General Court of Massachusetts, Chap. 324, (1851).

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, DECLARATION OF SENTIMENTS AND RESOLUTIONS (Seneca Falls Convention, 1848).

Laws of New York, chap. 200, (1848).

White vs. White, 5 Barbour 474 (NY, 1849).

Laws of New York, Chap. 375 (1849).

Blood vs. Humphrey, 17 Barbour 660 (N.Y., 1854).

Ryder v. Hulse, 33 Barb. (N.Y. Sup. Ct.) 264 (1860).

Laws of New York, 83d session Chap. 90 (1860).

Laws of New York, 85th session, Chap. 172 (1860).

Buckley v. Wells, 33 N.Y. 518 (1865).

Revised Statutes, Maine, 1847: Chapter 89, Section 2.

Laws, Maine, 1849, ch. 116, section 1.

Gustave de Beaumont & Alexis de Tocqueville, On the Penitentiary System in the United States and Its Application in France, (1833).

Charles Dickens,American Notes For General Circulation ( London: Chapman and Hall, 1850).

Penitentiary Law of 1829, Statutes of Tennessee.

Thomas J. Dimsdale, The vigilantes of Montana; or, Popular justice in the Rocky Mountains (Virginia City, M.T., 1866).

REVISED CODE OF NORTH CAROLINA (1854).

Jacob B. Wheeler, Esq., A PRACTICAL TREATISE on the LAW OF SLAVERY, (New York: Allan Pollock, Jr. New Orleans: Benjamin Levy, 1837).

Bryan v. Walton, 14 Georgia 185 (1853).

George Fitzhugh (1806-1881), SOCIOLOGY FOR THE SOUTH (1854).

SLAVERY UNDER THE CONSTITUTION

Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, THIRTY-FIRST CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 60. 1850.

Dred Scott, Plaintiff in Error, v. John F. A. Sandford, 19 Howard 393 (1857).

CONSTITUTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES (1787) AND THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA (1861).

Abraham Lincoln: ADDRESS DELIVERED AT THE DEDICATION OF THE CEMETERY AT GETTYSBURG (NOVEMBER 19, 1863)

ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S SECOND INAUGURAL ADDRESS

An act to confer Civil Rights on Freedmen, and for other purposes., Laws of Mississippi. (1865).

Civil Rights Act, 14 Stat. p. 27 (Act of April 9, 1866).

W[illiam] S[tewart] Simkins, "WHY THE KU KLUX," 4 The Alcalde (June 1916): 735-748.

Civil Rights Act of 1875, 18 Stat. Part III, p. 335 (Act of Mar. 1, 1875).

SLAUGHTER-HOUSE CASES (1872) .

"THE REBELLION AT HOMESTEAD," Harper's Weekly (New York City, July 16, 1892), 674, 675.

William Jennings Bryan, "Cross of Gold," in William Jennings Bryan, Speeches of William Jennings Bryan, (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1909).

Oliver Wendell Holmes to Emily Hallowell, 16 November 1862, Mark De Wolfe Howe, ed. Touched With Fire; Civil War Letters and Diary of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., 1861-1864 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1946).

LOCHNER v. NEW YORK, 198 U.S. 45 (1905).

[Thomas Shearman?], The Judiciary of New York, 105 North American Review, July 1867, pp. 148-176.

David Dudley Field, "The Laws and Lawyers of New York," Titus Munson Coan, M.D., Editor. SPEECHES, ARGUMENTS AND MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS OF DAVID DUDLEY FIELD. Volume III. (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1, 3, and 5 Bond Street, 1890).

"AN ACT relative to the law school of Columbia College," Chap. 202, Laws N.Y. 1860 (Passed April 7, 1860).

Henry W. Taft, A Century and a Half at the New York Bar (New York, 1938).

Robert Taylor Swaine, The Cravath Firm and Its Predecessors (New York: Ad Press, 1946-48).

C[hristopher] C[olumbus] Langdell, SUMMARY of THE LAW OF CONTRACTS, (1871).

Crystal Eastman, Work Accidents and the Law (1910).

BUCK v. BELL, 274 U.S. 200 (1927).

Joseph C. Hutcheson, Jr., "The Judgment Intuitive: The Function of the ‘Hunch’ in Judicial Decision", 14 Cornell Law Quarterly 274-88 (April, 1929).

Robert L. Hale, "Coercion and Distribution in a Supposedly Non-Coercive State," 38 Political Science Quarterly (1923), 470-478.

FRED RODELL, "Goodbye to Law Reviews" (1936), 23 Virginia Law Review 38-45 (November 1936).

Louis D. Brandeis, "THE OPPORTUNITY IN THE LAW," business--a profession (1914).

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