A Digest of the Cases Decided and Reported in the Supreme Court of Judicature, the Court of Chancery, and the Court for the Correction of Errors, of the State of New York: From 1799 to 1823, with Tables of the Names of the Cases, and of Titles and References, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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E.F. Backus, 1837 - Law reports, digests, etc
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