Rockingham County, NH: 1837-1847. Small quarto (20.5cm.); calf-backed marbled card wrappers; filled to two-thirds completion with pp. of text. Minor wear and soil, else Very Good or better in a clear, legible hand.
Detailed account of twenty-eight signed cases presided over by one of Rockingham County's Justices of the Peace over the course of a decade in office. Chiefly cases of debt (with Moore invariably ruling against the debtors), each described in detail, including the deposition. Among the more notable cases are those against "Asa Worthen and Henry Wist for stealing a sheep of Elijah Purrington"; and "Benjamin Hoit...transient person on the first day of November A.D. 1843 at Epping aforesaid in the County aforesaid was an idle & disorderly person." Perhaps the most violent of the cases took place in 1844, when "John H. Carr of Poplin in said county...on oath complained that Josiah H. Tuck of Brentwood in said county cordwainer on the 29th day of March A.D. 1844 with force & arms at Brentwood aforesaid in county aforesaid did make an assault upon the said John H. Carr & the said Josiah H. Tuck did there & then beat bruise & ill treat & other wrongs..."