CD: The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia from the First Session of the Legislature, in the Year 1619, Volumes 1-13


In 1795, the Virginia Legislature passed an act directing that all laws and clauses of laws, public or private, relating to lands, tenements, or hereditaments, within the commonwealth, passed since the first settlement of Virginia should be collected. These 13 volumes covering the years 1619-1792 were the result of this legislation. In addition to the text of the acts, Mr. Hening included a number of historical documents: ancient charters, extracts from the records of the General Court, proclamations, documents pertaining to Bacon's rebellion, and other material of historical importance (some no longer available from any other source). "No other state in the Union possesses so excellent a work on its legislative history." In Hening's own words, these volumes "will be found to contain a rich treasure of information relative to the state of society among the first settlers; their religious intolerance; the rise, progress and establishment of our civil institutions; and…such political events as afford a lesson to posterity of something worthy to be imitated and something to be shunned." Each volume contains a general index to aid the researcher.

William Waller Hening

(1819-23), 2003, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, v5, PC and Mac, 8501 pp.

ISBN: 9781585498789