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Collection Reference Number GLC05886
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1754-1764 
Title Annotated manuscript copy of the 1732 acts of Parliament
Date ca. 1762-1767
Author Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description Jefferson's handwritten copy of a manuscript with notes entitled, "Anno quinto G[eorge]. II 1732. Cap. VII, An act for the more easy recovery of debts in his majesty's plantations and colonies in America." Establishes a law to coordinate debtors' laws throughout the colonies in order to facilitate British creditors' collection of debts. The act subjects all colonial debtors' property to the claims of his British creditor. With separate blank sheet of paper.
Subjects President  Law  Debt  Finance  
People Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)  
Theme The Presidency; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Presumably this autograph transcription dates from Jefferson's study of the law under George Wythe, 1762-1767 or possibly later, up until the time prior to 1790 when he collected Virginia laws that lay scattered in print and manuscript throughout the state.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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