Case upon the Statute for Distribution
by George Wythe
|Case upon the Statute for Distribution|
at the College of William & Mary.
|Published||Richmond, VA: Printed by Thomas Nicolson|
|Desc.||8vo (21 cm.)|
Case upon the Statute for Distribution is an essay by George Wythe, a discourse concerning a 1705 Virginia statute for the distribution of a dead person's property. It was published in pamphlet form in 1796 by Thomas Nicolson of Richmond, Virginia, who had published Wythe's Reports in 1795, and at least seven other supplements for Wythe, in 1796 and after. The essay was included in the second edition of Wythe's Reports, in 1852, and is summed up by the editor, B.B. Minor:
At one point in his discussion, Wythe invokes an argument of logic in Latin, ignoratio elenchi, "A mistake of the question":
Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library
Upon his death, a copy of this pamphlet which had belonged to Wythe was bequeathed with his books to Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson had the pamphlet bound into a volume with seven of Wythe's other Chancery decisions which were published as supplements. Subsequently, the volume became part of the collection at the Library of Congress, titled on the spine: Wythe's Reports. Supplement. Virginia. 1796-99. The pamphlet for Case upon the Statute for Distribution has a handwritten notation, "no. 1," on the first page.
The copy at the Library of Congress contains "Several corrections in the text inserted in ink by Wythe."
- American Bibliography
- Between Fowler and Saunders
- Between Wilkins and Taylor
- Between Yates and Salle
- The Case of Overtons Mill: Prolegomena
- Case upon the Statute for Distribution
- Decisions of Cases in Virginia by the High Court of Chancery with Remarks upon Decrees by the Court of Appeals, Reversing Some of Those Decisions
- Love against Donelson
- Report of the Case between Aylett and Aylett
- Report of the Case between Field and Harrison
- Wythe's Library
- George Wythe, Case upon the Statute for Distribution (Richmond, VA: Thomas Nicolson, 1796).
- Charles Evans, in his American Bibliography, vol. 11 (1942).
- George Wythe, Decisions of Cases in Virginia by the High Court of Chancery with Remarks upon Decrees by the Court of Appeals, Reversing Some of Those Decisions, 2nd ed., ed. B.B. Minor (Richmond: J.W. Randolph, 1852), 302.
- Wythe 309 (1796); pp. 15-16 in the pamphlet.
- William Mack, ed., Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure, vol. 21 (New York: American Law Book Company, 1901), 1727.
- Henry Campbell Black, A Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern (St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1910), 590.
- "Six tracts originally bound together in calf for Jefferson by Milligan on June 30, 1807 (cost $1.00). Rebound in Buckram for the Library of Congress." E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1953), 2:208.
- Library of Congress catalog record. This volume contains pamphlets for: Case upon the Statute for Distribution (1796); Field v. Harrison (1794); Fowler v. Saunders and Goodall v. Bullock (1798, together in the same pamphlet); Wilkins v. Taylor (1799); Yates v. Salle (1792); and Love v. Donelson (1801). See also: Aylett v. Aylett (1793), and Overton v. Ross (1803).
- For the pamphlet numerations, see WorldCat.
- Sowerby, 2:208.