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Law on "...the dangerous evils of canine madness..."

Item # 686816

March 10, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 10, 1798   front page has a nearly full column Act of the Massachusetts legislature titled: "An Act to lessen the dangerous evils of Canine Madness and other injuries occasioned by Dogs." which is signed in type by the governor: Increase Sumner. A very interesting and early law which reads as if it came from an early version of the SPCA.
Also a front page: "Proclamation" for a day of fasting and prayer, signed: Increase Sumner.
Page 2 has various reports from the: "Congress of the United States".
Four pages, archival strengthening at the blank spine, light damp stain to the lower quadrant, good condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's