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Enclosure: Thomas Jefferson’s List of Authorities cited in Statement on the Batture Case, [ca. 9 April 1811]

Enclosure

List of Authorities cited in Statement on the Batture Case

Books quoted & possessed by me.    Books quoted but not possessed by me. 
Civil law.    Ferriere Valin  Pothier  Guyot. Repertoire Universelle  Denizart  Renusson  Julien  Prevot de la Janné  Partidas  Curia Philippica  8. Brown’s reports of appeals in Parliament.  Hale de Jure maris1Note, all my quotations from the above authors, except the two last, are taken from the Memoires of the counsel either for or against the question. 8. Brown was lent me by mr Rodney & returned. Hale de Jure maris is quoted from Bac. abr. Praerog. B.3. The books marked † are such as I presume can be found in Richmond, & need not therefore to be sent from Monticellothose marked * are I presume too unimportant, & will not therefore be sent unless particularly desired.those in the 1st column2 having no mark prefixed, it is presumed must be sent from Monticello,3 except such as may be found in Richmond & shall be so noted by Messrs Hay or Wirt to save the trouble of sending them.
Vinnii institutiones. 4to
Digest } in the Corpus Juris Civilis Gothofredi 2. v. 8vo
Codex
Theophili Antecessoris institutiones. 4to
Pragmatics of Attaliata. in the Jus Graeco-Romanum Leunclavii. fol.
Vinnii Partitiones juris civilis 4to
Noodt Probabilitates juris fol.
Calvini Lexicon juridicum. fol.
  1. Brown’s Civil law 8vo
Kaim’s Law tracts. 8vo
Vattel’s Law of Nature & Nations.
Grotius de jure Belli et Pacis.

French. 
  Encyclopedie Methodique. Jurisprudence by LeRasle
Napoleon Code Civil.
Boucher. Institutions Maritimes. 2. v. 4to
Nouveau Commentaire sur l’Ordonnance de la Marine de 1681. 2. v. 12mo
Domat’s Public Law. 2. v. fol.

English. 
  Statutes at large.
Bracton
Britton.
Fleta.
Lambard’s Eirenarchia.
Stamford P.C.
Bacon’s abr 8vo edition with Notes.
Comyn’s Digest.
Blackstone’s Commentaries.
Hawkins’s P.C.
1. Rolle’s Abr.
2. Jones’ Rep.
1. Salkeld.

American. 
Proclamation of O’Reilly
Laws of Orleans.
  Acts of Congress.
2. & 3. Dallas’ reports.
 Miscellaneous 
*  Gibbon’s Rom hist. c:44.153.
* Plinii Historia Naturalis
 *  Aristotle, Politica } word Αγρος
* Homeri Odyss.
* Stepani Thesaurus Linguae Gr.
 *  Dictionnaires de Richelet, Trevoux, de l’Academie. ‘rivage’
* Dictionnaire Historique. ‘Domat.’
Joutel’s Journal.

MS (NjMoHP: Lloyd W. Smith Collection); entirely in TJ’s hand; undated.

TJ discussed the Greek word Αγρος, which he defined as a rural field or grounds without buildings, in Jefferson, Proceedings description begins Thomas Jefferson, The Proceedings of the Government of the United States, in maintaining The Public Right to the Beach of the Missisipi, Adjacent to New-Orleans, against the Intrusion of Edward Livingston. prepared for the use of counsel, by Thomas Jefferson, New York, 1812; Sowerby, nos. 3501, 3508; Poor, Jefferson’s Library, 10 (no. 604) description ends , 40.

1Reworked from “maritima.”

2Preceding four words interlined.

3TJ here canceled “unless they.”

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