, and establishing a goodand lasting foundation of government in North Carolina. North Carolina, Act of 1778, Chap. 133,An act to enforce such parts of the statute and common laws as have been heretofore inforce and use here, and the acts of Assembly made and passedwhen this territory was under the government of Great Britain, andfor reviving the several acts therein mentioned.Pennsylvania, Act of 1777, An Act to revive and put in force suchand so much of the late laws of the province on Pennsylvania, as is judged necessary to be in force in this commonwealth, and torevive and establish the Courts of Justice, and for other purposestherein mentioned.Rhode Island, Act of April, 1700,An Act, for putting in Force theLaws of England in all Cases, where no Particular Law of thisColony hath Provided a Remedy.Rhode Island, Act of 1750(1749?), “a bill for introducing into thiscolony, such of the statutes of England, as are agreeable to theconstitution, and make report of their doings, the greatest part of whom, presented what followeth; [list of English statutes] … andall and every of the statutes, aforesaid, be, and they are herebyintroduced into this colony, and shall be in full force therein, untilthe General Assembly shall order otherwise.”South Carolina, Act of 1712, An Act to put in force in thisProvince the Several Statutes of the Kingdom of England or SouthBritain, therein particularly mentioned.
Common Law and English Statutes Adopted in American Founding Era (with source documents)
The system of law the states adopted in the founding era. English statutes and the law of nations. Source documents appended.