Reports of Cases at Law, Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals and Court of Errors of South-Carolina: From December, 1838, to May, 1839, Both Inclusive. 1838/1839

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Burges and James, 1839 - Law reports, digests, etc - 535 pages
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