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Collective wisdom needed

The Legal Genealogist loves reader questions.

And when they focus on obscure and arcane elements of the law, I can usually manage to come up with an answer.

When they focus on obscure and arcane devices, well… I often don’t have a clue.

Janet from Virginia is stumped too. So we’re calling on the community’s collective wisdom: just what the heck is this, what was it used for and when might it have been used???

Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “And this device is…?,” The Legal Genealogist ( : posted 25 Oct 2019).

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