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Microfilm MSA SC M11779

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Codes and Compilations

Unit 1: 1692 Compilation of Laws known as Liber W. H. & L. (1640-1692). Appended with the session laws from the May 1692 session. Pages m11779-0013 through m11779-0356 of the microfilm.
Source: Maryland State Archives, MSA No.: S 973-3

Unit 2: L.L. No. 1 transcribed from Liber W. H. & L. (1640-1692). Pages m11779-0358 through m11779-0612 of the microfilm.
Source: Maryland State Archives, MSA No.: S 973-4

Unit 3: A Complete Body of the Laws of Maryland. (Annapolis: Thomas Reading, 1700). Pages 101 - 116 are fragments and pages 117-120 are missing. Pages m11779-0614 through m11779-0730 of the microfilm.
Source: Library of Congress
The only other known copy is located at the State and University Library of Lower Saxony (SUB) in Göttingen, Germany. They have plans to place this book online and we will provide a link as soon as it is available.

Abridgement of Laws in force in Her Majesty's Plantations of Virginia, Maryland, .... (London: 1704). Filmed with Virginia's records rather than Maryland's. See Archives of Maryland volume 193

Unit 4: All the Laws of Maryland Now in Force: printed by authority of the General Assembly. (Annapolis: Thomas Reading, 1707). Pages m11779-0732 through m11779-0843 of the microfilm.
Source: Maryland Historical Society - only known copy.

Unit 5: A Body of Laws Made in April Assembly 1715. (MdHI-Calvert Papers no. 823, 1715). [session laws?]. Pages m11779-0845 through m11779-1115 of the microfilm.
Source: Maryland Historical Society - Calvert Papers no. 823.

The Early State Records Series was created between 1941 and 1950 as a joint project by the Library of Congress and the University of North Carolina. Edited by William Sumner Jenkins it resulted in 1600 reels of microfilm containing government records from 48 states. There were 68 reels created containing records from Maryland up to 1867. They are the starting point from which new transcribed and indexed volumes in the Archives of Maryland in part will be derived. We have placed each microfilm online exactly as it was filmed by Jenkins. The books on this reel are all from microfilm M11779. There is an introduction at the beginning of each reel that explains the process Jenkins used to develop the Earl State Records Collection.

The digital edition of the Archives of Maryland is published by the Maryland State Archives through a grant from the Information Technology Fund of the State of Maryland. As part of an ongoing effort to provide greater access to Maryland Legal History, the Archives is bringing the Archives of Maryland online, linking the transcribed and edited contents to scans of the original documents from which the indexed transcripts are derived.

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