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book #78102
The Trial Wherein Miss D--v--s [Davis] was Plaintiff, and the Rev. Dr. W-l-n [Wilson], Defendant. In an action of Ten Thousand Pounds . . . for the Non-Performance of a Marriage-Contract: When the Plaintiff . . . recover'd Seven Thousand Pounds Damages
Printed for W. Price near Ludgate [etc.], London, 1747.
The rare account of the trial which set "[t]he largest award on record" in a breach of promise suit, as the action became firmly established in the common law courts in the mid-18th century, displacing the ecclesiastical courts in such cases
Modern stabbed marbled wraps, printed paper label, a trifle dusty, else a very good, untrimmed copy, 24 pages; six copies in ESTC, none in a law library
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$ 850.00
trials, women's law, marriage

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