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PUBLISHED PURSUANT TO AN ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
OF VIRGINIA, PASSED ON THE FIFTH DAY OF FEBRUARY,

ONE THOUSAND EIGIIT HUNDRED AND EIGHT.

VOLUME VII.

By WILLIAM WALLER HENING.

“The Laws of a country are necessarily connected with every thing be.

longing to the people of it; so that a thorough knowledge of them, and
of their progress would inform us of every thing that was most use.
ful to be known about them; and one of the greatest imperfections
of historians in general, is owing to their ignorance of law."

PRIESTLEY's Lect, ox Hist. Vol. I, pa. 149

RICHMOND.

PRINTED FOR THE EDITOR.
AT THE FRANKLIN PRESS.-MARKET BRIDGE.

1820.

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