Ephraim Kirby Legal Notes
Litchfield Historical Society
The Ephraim Kirby Legal Notes collection is a bound volume containing notes and reports made by Ephraim Kirby when he was a law reporter. The notes and reports found in this volume were used to create the first published collection of law reports in the United States. The creation of the law reports was started to begin to differentiate United States common law from England’s common law. The cases found in this bound volume can be found in the published version, but the published version does not follow the order of the volume found in our collection. . . . [read more]Edits can be found in the volume; so it appears that this volume is a rough draft of the published collection. The cases covered are from all of Connecticut (not just Litchfield County) ranging from Litchfield County to New London ...[more]
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