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THE PUBLIC STATUTE LAW
IN THREE VOLUMES.
BY JOSEPH BREVARD,
One of the Judges of the Courts of General Sessions and Common Pleas, gnd an
PublishED BY John HoFF, No. 117, BRoap-street.
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twentieth day of September, Anno Domini, *...yo one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, and in the thirty-ninth year : L of the Independence of the United States of America, Jo HN HoFF has • S. ; deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims ****, as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:
“...An Alphabetical Digest of the Public Statute Law of South-Carolina. In Three
... In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States, entitled “An act for
Clerk of the District of South-Carolina, TO THE
PEOPLE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA,
THE laws which you have established for your own security and advantage, and to regulate the conduct of each one of you in society, have been collected and digested for your convenient use, accompanied with explanatory notes, designed to render the perusal and study of
them more interesting and instructive: and they are now presented for
your acceptance. In every well constituted republican government, the Laws are suPreme. Law is the expression of the public will, and flows immediately from the fountain of all power, THE PEOPLE. The majesty of the people exists in their laws, at the head of which stands the supreme law, THE constitution. In such a government, the law is the only sovereign. The fundamental principle of all law, is the PUBLIC GOOD; and it is the duty and interest of each individual member of the social state, to promote the greatest good of the greatest number, by all the legitimate means within his reach. One of these means is the promulgation and explanation of those rules of action which have been instituted for the equal benefit of each individual; and teaching obedience and respect for those institutions in which the sovereignty of the people resides, and on which their security and happiness depend.
With these sentiments, this work is respectfully inscribed by THE PUBLISHER. Charleston, September 20, 1814,