Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
The Governor's Legal Office advises the governor on all matters of legal concern. In fulfilling this function, the office institutes, monitors, and comments on state agency-related legislation and litigation, and mediation or arbitration of intra-agency disputes, as documented in this series -- Files contain correspondence; memorandums; and copies of legal briefs, affidavits, court opinions, and legislation
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
As custodian of the foundation records of Massachusetts, the state secretary is responsible for binding and maintaining engrossed copies of acts and resolves of the General Court (MGLA c 3, s 23). Since 1978 responsibility for binding has been carried out by the Regulations Division of the secretary's office. Once binding is completed, the volumes are transferred to the Archives. Engrossed resolves are the original parchment resolves passed by the General Court -- (From 1826 to 1971, the secretary was also responsible for the actual engrossment of bills, i.e., copying onto parchment paper--St 1826, c 37; St 1971, c 34.) Along with the legal text of the resolve, engrossed copies include signatures of the Senate president, the speaker of the House, and the governor
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
Congressional updates were created to inform the governor and other members of the executive branch of legislation before Congress that had potential impact on Massachusetts -- Information includes bill or issue title; description of factions, circumstances, or progress; provisions of bill; and potential impact on Massachusetts. Generally twelve to fifteen major congressional actions described weekly
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
The attorney general of Massachusetts is the Commonwealth's chief legal officer. The Executive Bureau, which includes the attorney general and personal staff, is responsible for the overall supervision of the legal services provided by the office, for budgetary and personnel matters, and for the development of a uniform and consistent legal policy for the state. Series is created by the bureau's constituent office unit to research issues important to particular constituent groups -- Files contain correspondence and printed materials from such groups relating to their activities and programs
New Jersey Historical Society
This collection consists of the personal documents belonging to Henry C. Hines and John H. Hines. Included in the papers is Henry C. Hines's high school diploma, his license to practice law issued by the State of New Jersey, as well as a passport issued by the U.S. Department of State in 1894 for John H. Hines (b. ca. 1834). In addition to these personal documents, there is also correspondence from the U.S. Attorney General Charles Devens, dated June 2, 1880, addressed to the U.S. Attorney in Newark, New Jersey. The letter authorized the U.S. Attorney in Newark to appeal the case, U.S. v. Seth B. Ryder, et al, to the U.S. Supreme Court. There is also a document dated May 20, 1738, signed by John Lamprey and Samuel Lane, which set forth the code of conduct for an unidentified society
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
The attorney general of Massachusetts is the Commonwealth's chief legal officer. The Executive Bureau, which includes the attorney general and personal staff, is responsible for the overall supervision of the legal services provided by the office, for budgetary and personnel matters, and for the development of a uniform and consistent legal policy for the state. Series is created by the bureau's constituent office unit to communicate with particular constituent groups -- Files contain letters received and drafts/copies of letters sent to interest groups such as elderly, women, homosexuals, unions, disabled, environmentally concerned
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
The attorney general of Massachusetts is the Commonwealth's chief legal officer. The Executive Bureau, which includes the attorney general and personal staff, is responsible for the overall supervision of the legal services provided by the office, for budgetary and personnel matters, and for the development of a uniform and consistent legal policy for the state. Series is created by the bureau to provide reference material to the attorney general on public policy issues, including proposed initiative/referendum ballot questions -- Files contain briefing materials, printed matter, memorandums, correspondence, and newsclippings on issues such as abortion, civil rights, education, housing, and nuclear power
University of California, Berkeley
Alphabetical subject index to the Laws of the Indies, containing works omitted from the index of the Recopilación de Indias, p. 1-93, with a supplement, p. 93-113. Contains annotations to various laws of the Indies, p. 115-254, also a treatise on copper currency by José Lebrón y Cuervo, Mexico City Honorary Assemblyman and Assessor of the Mexico City Royal Mint, p. 254-259. Internal evidence (p. 77, 101) indicates that the indexes were written after October 21, 1787, and before May 22, 1789; Lebrón's treatise was probably written about 1769
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Speeches and extracts delivered in court on public occasions by David Paul Brown, with an account of tribute presented to Brown at Mother Bethel A. M. E. Church, including remarks by Robert Purvis
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Volume 1 and 2 are docket books, 1765-1796, listing all cases Riley sat before. Volume 3 is an account book for the mortgages, bonds, bills and notes due to the estates of the Rev. George Craig, 1784; Rees Peters, 1784; and Richard Moore, 1796-1815, for whom Riley was executor