English Common Law in the Early American Colonies

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2004 - History - 64 pages
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Reinsch, Paul Samuel. English Common Law in the Early American Colonies. Madison: [Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin], 1899. 64 pp. Reprint available December, 2004 by the Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-487-8. Cloth. $65. * This focused study of the institutional framework of colonial government addresses the colonial policy of the European powers, the motives and methods of colonial expansion, the general forms of colonial government and how the administrative and legislative methods of each colony grew to accommodate them.
 

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INTRODUCTION
5
New England
11
The Middle Colonies
30
The Southern Colonies
45
Conclusion
53
BIBLIOGRAPHY
60
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Page 6 - The common law of England is not to be taken in all respects to be that of America. Our ancestors brought with them its general principles, and claimed it as their birthright ; but they brought with them and adopted only that portion which was applicable to their situation.

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