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    Drafts of Bills Establishing Courts of Justice, [25 November–4 December 1776]

    From: Jefferson Papers | Main Series | Volume 1 | Drafts of Bills Establishing Courts of Justice, [25 November–4 December 1776]

    The remodeling of the judiciary was among Jefferson’s first objects as he embarked in Oct. 1776...
    For establishing a court of Appeals for finally determining all suits and controversies, be it...
    For establishing a Court of general Jurisdiction in Chancery, Be it enacted by the General...
    For establishing a Court of Common Law of general jurisdiction for the more speedy and easy...
    For establishing a court of Admiralty, Be it enacted by the General assembly of the Commonwealth...
    For amendment of the act of General assembly passed in the year 1748 intituled ‘an act for...