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The majority of these terms are taken from A dictionary of American and English law : with definitions of the technical terms of the canon and civil laws : also, containing a full collection of Latin maxims, and citations of upwards of forty thousand reported cases in which words and phrases have been judicially defined or construed. By Stewart Rapalje and Robert L. Lawrence. Jersey City, N. J.; Frederick D. Linn and Co., 1883. The book was made available by the Maryland State Law Library.

While the Rochester records used the legal terminology of the 1804-1806 time period, this 1883 text may be useful in providing an understanding of terms used earlier.

Additional terms come from Black's Law Dictionary, Bryan A. Garner, editor in chief. St. Paul, MN : Thomson/West, c2004, and FindLaw.com

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Nathaniel Rochester

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36 cms x 25 cms

Rochester, Nathaniel; Jails, Washington County (Md.)

Washington County, (Md.), 1804-1806

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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