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GENERAL ASSEMBLY
(Law Record)
WH & L, 1640-1692
Volume 1-1637/8-1664
Volume 2-1666-1676
Volume 7-1678-1683
M11779  
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
(Law Record)
LL 1, 1692
Volume 13 M11779  
A complete body of the laws of Maryland.
(Annapolis: Thomas Reading, 1700).
  M11779  
Abridgement of Laws in force in Her Majesty's Plantations of Virginia, Maryland, ....
(London: 1704).
Volume 193 M11779  
All the laws of Maryland now in force: printed by authority of the General Assembly.
(Annapolis: Thomas Reading, 1707]
  M11779  
A Body of Laws made in April Assembly. 1715, April 26.
(MdHI-Calvert Papers no. 823, 1715). [session laws?]
  M11779  
The Laws of the Province of Maryland Collected into one Volume,... (1692-1718). Appended:His Excellency's Speech and Addresses of the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly May 1719.
(Philadelphia: Andrew Bradford, 1718).
  M11781  
Acts of Assembly, passed in the Province of Maryland, from 1692 to 1715.
(London: John Baskett, 1723).
  M11781  
The Laws of the Province of Maryland Relating to Church and Clergy, Religion and Learning.
(Trott). (London: 1725).
  M11781  
A Compleat Collection of the Laws of Maryland.. (1692-1727).
(Annapolis: William Parks, 1727).
  M11781  
"Tobacco acts relating to the support of government, 1638-1739/40".
MdHI - Calvert Papers no. 812.
  M11781  
James Bisset. Abridgement and Collection of the Acts of Assembly of the Province of Maryland, At present in Force.
(Philadelphia: William Bradford, 1759.
  M11781  
Thomas Bacon. Laws of Maryland at large, with proper indexes : Now first collected into one compleat body, and published from the original acts and records, remaining in the Secretary's-office of the said province : Together with notes and other matters, relative to the constitution thereof, extracted from the provincial records : To which is prefixed, the charter, with an English translation.
(Annapolis:Jonas Green, 1765)
Volume 75 M11780  
Alexander Contee Hanson, (Ed.). Laws of Maryland : made since M,DCC,LXIII, [1763] consisting of acts of Assembly under the proprietary government, resolves of convention, the Declaration of rights, the constitution and form of government, the Articles of confederation, and, acts of Assembly since the revolution.
(Annapolis: Frederick Green, 1787)
Volume 203 M11780  
Thomas Herty. A digest of the laws of Maryland : being an abridgment, alphabetically arranged, of all the public acts of assembly now in force and of general use from the first settlement of the state, to the end of November session, 1797, with references to the acts at large.
(Baltimore: printed for the editor, 1799).
  M3150  
Thomas Herty. An Appendix, to A Digest of the Laws of Maryland, to the end of November Session, 1798 .
(Baltimore: Warner & Hanna for the editor, 1799).
  M3150  
William Kilty, (Ed.). The laws of Maryland : to which are prefixed the original charter, with an English translation, the Bill of Rights and Constitution of the State, as originally adopted by the convention, with the several alterations by acts of Assembly, the Declaration of independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution of the general government, and the amendments made thereto, with an index to the laws, the bill of rights, and the constitution. [1692-1799]
(Annapolis:Frederick Green, 1799-1800).
  M3150  
Index to the laws of Maryland commencing in 1785 and ending in 1800.(s.l. : s.n., 1801?).      
Herty, Thomas. Digest of the laws of Maryland; being an abridgment, alphabetically arranged, of all the public acts of assembly now in force, and of general use, from the first settlement of the state, to the end of November session 1797, inclusive, with references to the acts at large. Vol II (Washington 1804).      
William Kilty. A report of all such English statutes as existed at the time of the first emigration of the people of Maryland, and which by experience have been found applicable to their local and other circumstances; and of such others as have since been made in England or Great-Britain, and have been introduced, used and practised, by the courts of law or equity;.... (Annapolis: Jehu Chandler, 1811). Volume 143    
Virgil Maxcy. The laws of Maryland : with the charter, the Bill of rights, the Constitution of the State, and its alterations, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution of the United States, and its amendments; with a general index (Baltimore: P. H. Nicklin & Co., 1811). 3v      
Riley, Elihu. Index to the laws and resolutions of the State of Maryland, from 1800 to 1813, inclusive. (Annapolis: J. Green, 1815).      
William Kilty, Thomas Harris, John N. Watkins (eds).The Laws of Maryland from the End of the Year 1799, with a Full Index, and the Constitution of This State, as Adopted by the Convention, with the Several Alterations by Acts of Assembly: and an Appendix Containing the Land Laws; with the resolutions Considered Proper to be Published. 5 volumes (III - VII). (Annapolis: J. Green, 1820)  Volume 192    
William Kilty.Index to the laws of Maryland, from the year 1818 to 1825, inclusive (Annapolis: Jeremiah Hughes, 1827).      
Index to the laws and resolutions of Maryland : from the year 1826 to the year 1831, inclusive. (Annapolis: William M'Neir, 1832).       
Index to the laws and resolutions of Maryland : from the year eighteen hundred and thirty-two, to the year eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, inclusively (Annapolis: William M'neir, 1838).      
Clement Dorsey. The general public statutory law and public local law of the state of Maryland : from the year 1692 to 1839 inclusive, with annotations thereto,and a copious index.
(Baltimore: J. D. Toy, 1840).
Volume 141    
Maryland. Index to the laws of Maryland, from the year 1838 to the year 1845, inclusive (Annapolis: Riley & Davis, 1846).      
Otho Scott, Hiram M'Cullough, compilers. The Maryland Code : Public General Laws and Public Local Laws. (Baltimore: John Murphy & Co., 1860). Volume 145    
Maryland. Supplement to the Maryland Code, Containing the Acts of the General Assembly Passed at the Extra Sessions of 1861, and the Regular Session of 1862, Divided into Public General and Public Local Laws, and Arranged in Articles and Sections to Correspond with the Code : also, an Appendix, Containing the Private Acts and the Resolutions of the Extra Sessions of 1861, and the Regular Session of 1862, in Alphabetical and Numerical Order (Baltimore: J. Murphy & Co., 1862). v.1 Volume 381    
Maryland. Supplement to the Maryland Code, Containing the Acts of the General Assembly Passed at the Session of 1864, Divided into Public General and Public Local Laws, and Arranged in Articles and Sections to Correspond with the Code : also, an Appendix, Containing Lists of Private Acts and the Resolutions of the Session of 1864, in Alphabetical and Numerical Order.(Baltimore: J. Murphy & Co., 1865). v.2 Volume 382    
Maryland. Supplement to the Maryland code, containing the acts of the General assembly passed at the session of 1865, divided into public general and public local laws and arranged in articles and sections to correspond with the Code : also, an appendix, containing lists of private acts and the resolutions of the session of 1865, in alphabetical and numerical order (Baltimore: J. Murphy & Co., 1865). v.3 Volume 383    
Lewis Mayer. Supplement to the Maryland Code, Containing the Acts of the General Assembly, Passed at the Sessions of 1861, 1861-62, 1864, 1865, 1866, and 1867 : Arranged in Articles and Sections to Correspond with the Code. (Baltimore: J. Murphy & Co., 1868). Volume 384    
Lewis Mayer. Supplement to the Maryland Code, Containing the Acts of the General Assembly, Passed at the Session of 1868 : Arranged in Articles and Sections to Correspond with the Code. (Baltimore: J. Murphy & Co., 1868) Volume 385    
J.I. Cohen and Thomas Rowland. Supplement to the Maryland Code, Containing the Acts of the General Assembly, Passed at the Session of 1870 : Arranged in Articles and Sections to Correspond with the Code (Baltimore: J. Murphy & Co., 1870) Volume 386    
Julian J. Alexander. A Collection of the British Statutes in Force in Maryland according to the report thereof made to the General Assembly by the late Chancellor Kilty : with notes and references to the acts of assembly and the Code, and to the principal English and Maryland cases. (Baltimore:Cushings & Bailey, 1870). See Volume 194 for the 1912 edition    
Joseph A Thomas. A Digest of the Maryland Statutes. (Baltimore: Innes, 1875). Volume 387    
Lewis Mayer, Louis C. Fischer, and E.J.D. Cross, compilers. Revised Code of the Public General Laws of the State of Maryland : with the Constitution of the State. (Baltimore: John Murphy & Co., 1879). Volume 388    
John Prentiss Poe. The Maryland Code, Public Local Laws : Adopted by the General Assembly of Maryland, March 14, 1888, Including also the Public Local Acts of the Session of 1888 Incorporated Therein. (Baltimore: King Bros., 1888) 2v. Volume 389    
John Prentiss Poe. The Maryland Code, Public General Laws : Adopted by the General Assembly of Maryland, March 14, 1888 : including also the acts of the session of 1888 incorporated therein. (Baltimore: King Bros., 1888) 2v. Volume 390    
John Prentiss Poe. Supplement to the Code of public general laws of Maryland : containing the public general laws passed at the sessions of the General Assembly of 1890, 1892, 1894, 1896, 1898. (Baltimore: King Bros., 1898). Volume 391    
John Prentiss Poe. Supplement to the Code of Public General Laws of Maryland : containing the public general laws passed at the session of the General Assembly of 1900. (Baltimore: King Bros., 1900). Volume 392    
St. George Leakin Sioussat. The English Statutes in Maryland. (Baltimore: John Hopkins Press, 1903). Volume 195    
John Prentiss Poe. The Maryland Code, Public General Laws : prefaced by the Constitution of the United States, the Charter of Maryland and the Constitution of Maryland; with an appendix gving references to public local laws enacted since 1888, relating to subjects covered by the code. (Baltimore: King Bros., 1903). 2v (Nearly all copies destroyed by fire in 1904)    
John Prentiss Poe. The Maryland Code, Public General Laws : prefaced by the Constitution of the United States, the Charter of Maryland and the Constitution of Maryland; with an appendix gving references to public local laws enacted since 1888, relating to subjects covered by the code. (Baltimore: King Bros., 1904). 2v. Volume 393    
John Prentiss Poe. Supplement to the Maryland code of 1904, containing the public general laws enacted at the General Assembly of 1906 : codified and arranged in appropriate articles and sections corresponding with the articles and sections of the code, with an appendix .... (Baltimore: J. Murphy & Co., 1906). Volume 394    
George P. Bagby, editor. The Annotated Code of the Public Civil Laws of Maryland: Comprising all the Public General Civil Laws of the State, down to and inclusive of the Acts of Assembly of 1900. (Baltimore: King Brothers, 1911). v. 1-2 Volume 372    
Julian J. Alexander. British statutes in force in Maryland according to the report thereof made to the General assembly by the late Chancellor Kilty; with notes and references to the acts of assembly and the Code, and to the principal English and Maryland cases. 2d ed., rev. and annotated to date by Ward Baldwin Coe.(Baltimore: M. Curlander, 1912). 2v. Volume 194    
George P. Bagby, editor. The Annotated Code of the Public General Laws of Maryland. (Baltimore: King Brothers, 1914). v. 3 Volume 373    
George P. Bagby, editor. The Annotated Code of the Public General Laws of Maryland. (Baltimore: King Brothers, 1918). v. 4. Volume 374    
George P. Bagby, editor. The Annotated Code of the Public General Laws of Maryland. (Baltimore: Lord Baltimore Press, 1924). 2 v. Volume 375    
George P. Bagby. 1929 Supplement to the Annotated Code of the Public General Laws of Maryland. (Baltimore: King Bros., 1929). Volume 376    
Horace E. Flack. Code of the Public Local Laws of Maryland.(Baltimore:King Bros., 1930). 2v. Volume 377    
Horace E. Flack, editor. 1935 Cumulative Supplement to the Annotated Code of the Public General Laws of Maryland. (Baltimore: King Bros., 1935) Volume 378    
Horace E. Flack. The Annotated Code of the Public General Laws of Maryland. (Baltimore: Lord Baltimore Press, 1939). 2v. Volume 379    

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