IDENTIFIED COPY OF MILITARY LAWS – RICHMOND VA, DATED 1820

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Full title is “Military Laws: Containing: extracts from the Federal and State constitutions, synopsis of the organization of the militia, militia laws, of Virginia, militia laws of the United States, Articles of War, Army regulations, descriptions of uniform, forms & c.”

Published by the Adjutant General’s office, Richmond, Virginia, June, 1820. By order of the Executive, C.W. Gooch, Adjutant General. Printed by Shepard & Pollard, Richmond. Hard bound, 4” x 7”, 216 pages. Marbled paper covers over a leather spine. Shows moderate wear overall especially edges and corners; some ink writing (illegible). Strong binding. Pages exhibit foxing.

There are several ink inscriptions inside. On inside front cover is “Presented by Col J. Sommerville of 119th Regt”. The 119th Regiment was from Harrison County (now West Virginia). On title page is “Wm. L. Jackson”. This is most likely William Lowther Jackson (1799-1836) who was a Lt. Colonel in the Virginia militia. A name in pencil on the inside back cover looks to be “Frank Morill”.
An early Virginia militia text book with identification and remaining in solid condition.  [jet]

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