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Justices of the Peace of Luzerne Have No Copies of the Laws of the State

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PublicationHazard, Samuel., et al, eds. Pennsylvania Archives vol. 11. Philadelphia: Joseph Severns & Co. (no image)
Document Information
Date June 25, 1787
Author Name Timothy Pickering (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Benjamin Franklin (primary)
Summary The Justices of the Peace for the County of Luzerne do not have copies of the laws of the State. Pickering hopes that the laws will be supplied to them at the State's expense. He notes that the people of the area would like to follow the laws, but cannot because they do not know what they are.
Document Format Printed transcription/modern copy of letter
Document Notes Pennsylvania Archives, vol. 11, p. 159.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Benjamin Franklin; Timothy Pickering; Justices of the Peace; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; County of Luzerne; ;
Keywords laws of the state; expense; application; laws unexecuted; general disposition; conform to the laws; ;
Key Phrases there was a general disposition to conform to the laws, with great punctuality and many were solicitously enquiring what were the laws in particular cases, that they might not transgress them.

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