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The Legal Papers of Andrew Jackson is a handsomely edited book and a credit both to its editors and its publisher." James W. Ely, Jr. and Theodore Brown, Jr. have done an impressive job of supplementing the limited manuscript record with information about the attorneys, the litigants, and the issues involved in each of the selected cases.' In fact,the additions are so substantial that the title is somewhat misleading:this is really a carefully documented account of the history of law in central Tennessee between 1787 and 1804. The result is a valuable addition to the emerging history of law in early America. One can only hope that this will not merely become part of what one reviewer termed the "last extended series to contain the papers of a great American'and that publishers will be encouraged by this success to continue to make manuscripts available to a wide audience.'

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