South-Carolina Justice of Peace. John Faucheraud GRIMKE.

South-Carolina Justice of Peace

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[GRIMKE, John Faucheraud]. The South-Carolina Justice of Peace, Containing All the Duties, Powers and Authorities of That Office, as Regulated by the Laws Now of Force in This State, and Adapted to the Parish and County Magistrate. to Which Is Added, a Great Variety of Warrants, Indictments and Other Precedents, Interspersed under Their Several Heads, and a Summary of Several of the Decisions Which Have Been Had in the Courts of This State. Phila.: Printed by R. Aitken & Son, 1788. 1st ed. 4 Vols. viii,510, [2]pp. Orig. calf rebacked in period-style calf, gilt-ruled, red and black morocco spine labels. Leather scraped, light foxing and toning, else a very good copy. Evans 21472. Sabin 88013. Turnbull, I:263. We can find no auction records for the 1788 edition, nor any record of a copy offered for sale. Worldcat locates only four copies of which only one is interleaved as is this copy and that in three rather than four volumes. An interleaved copy, with two blank leaves inserted between each printed leaf; in addition, each volume has a separate printed title page designating Volume I, etc. Many leaves have notes on trials. Thus in the chapter of bails there is an account of a trial in the June Session 1791, The State vs. Jones, Forging & Uttering Paper Medium. This case was heard by "Mr. Justice Grimkie [sic]" who decided that "the crime was not bailable." Similarly, under Forgery are notes on "The State vs. Thos. Walsh al. Black, al. Brown, al. Walshingham, al. Washington" heard by Mr. Justice Grimkie [sic]. The cases commented on are from 1790 and 1791, apparently in Charleston, South Carolina. Volumes One and Three bear the ownership signature M. King, possibly Mitchell King a prominent Charleston lawyer and judge in the early 19th century. Volume Four has the ownership signature of Alexander Moultrie. Moultrie was a half-brother of William Moultrie, Major General in the Revolutionary Army and twice governor of South Carolina. Fort Moultrie was named for him. Alexander Moultrie was a captain of the Charles Town Musketeers during the Revolution. In 1776 Moultrie became Attorney General of South Carolina. He was involved in land speculation with the South Carolina Yazoo Company. In 1792, he was impeached as attorney general and convicted of embezzlement of state funds in 1793 in connection to his speculation. Th.

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