An 1861 Court Order for Children to Support Pauper Parents, [together with] Testimony Relating to the Case

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The documents relate to an area to law that has mostly disappeared, namely, the legal obligation of children towards their parents. The larger of the two documents, both of which relate to the pauperism of the Shavers, gets into the nitty gritty of land ownership and the productivity of the land. Thus this is law that arose in a predominantly agrarian economy, and one in which small town values were at the fore. The documents are both written in long hand, the one with testimony running 12 pages, the order, merely a single leaf.

Title: An 1861 Court Order for Children to Support Pauper Parents, [together with] Testimony Relating to the Case

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Categories: Ephemera, Americana, Manuscripts, Law,

Publisher: Wolf Township, Sycoming County, PA, 1861

Book Condition: Very Good

Item lbs: 3.00 Item lbs

Seller ID: 003647