The Seventeenth-Century Sheriff

A Comparative Study of the Sheriff in England and the Chesapeake Colonies, 1607-1689

By Cyrus H. Karraker

The Seventeenth-Century Sheriff

Approx. 236 pp., 5.5 x 8.25

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-4464-6
    Published: July 2018

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In this study, the author discusses the influence of the seventeenth-century sheriff of England on the local political institutions of the American colonies he has chosen for study, with particular attention to Virginia and Maryland. He has used resources both in this country and in England for his material and has included documents to illustrate points made in his discussion.

Originally published in 1930.

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