Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It Must Be Out There SOMEWHERE: Hening's Laws of Virginia, Vol. 3

I have managed to find PDFs of Hening's Laws of Virginia, volumes 1-2, 4-13.  There is a marvelous HTML version of all of Hening's Laws of Virginia out there, and it is really useful -- but primarily because of the nature of the project that I am doing (and yes, it is gun-related), I really need the original images, not someone's HTML-ized version of the text for volume 3.

I have been surprised at how difficult it is to actually find the various volumes in one place, and with one search string.  The publication date is going to be 1819 to 1823 or so.

UPDATE: Found it!


  1. My university law library has 3 volumes in hard-copy in their rare-books. Shall I inquire about their policy for letting me scan or photograph some sections?

    AuthorVirginia. Title Laws, etc. (Session laws : 1792-1808) The statutes at large of Virginia : from October session 1792, to December session 1806 [i.e. 1807], inclusive, in three volumes, (new series,) being a continuation of Hening / by Samuel Shepherd. Format Book Published Richmond : Printed by Samuel Shepherd, 1835-1836. Description 3 v. ; 23 cm. Other contributorsShepherd, Samuel, 1790 or 91-1849 Hening, William Waller, 1768-1828, editor. Notes Includes acts passed at the session of 1807-1808. Includes index. An index to the personal names contained in these volumes was published in 1896, in an edition of 100 copies, under title: Personal names in Hening's Statutes at large of Virgina and Shepherd's continuation. By Joseph J. Casey, a.m. New York, 1896. Contents I. Oct. 1792-Dec. 1795.--II. Nov. 1796-Jan. 1803.--III. Dec. 1803-Feb. 1808. Subject headingsLaw--Virginia. Virginia--History--Sources.

  2. I can do interlibrary loan to get volume 3. I was just hoping to find it online.