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Pacific Northwest Quarterly

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The story of the codes of laws which have been used in the Territory of Washington is little known. Little has been said of their influence on the legal history of the territory and state, and less has been recorded concerning those whose legal skill has produced these codifications. Some phases of the historical influences which form the background of the codes Washington Territory, and the important parts played by their makers, have become either lost or shrouded in oblivion. In the not far distant future the stories of other phases of this legal history may pass from the memory of man and become likewise forgotten.

[Courtesy of JSTOR. Posted with permission from Pacific Northwest Quarterly.]

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