We are so pleased to announce a new addition to the Minnesota State Law Library's collection. The 1876 edition of "A History of the City of Saint Paul, and of the county of Ramsey, Minnesota" helps to tell the story of the early years in our state's capital. The book includes numerous illustrations of early settlers to the area as well as accounts of their lives and activities. One of the most interesting chapters is Chapter 32 which provides an account of the state's activities during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and the Dakota War of 1862. This volume provides a record of how these events were interpreted and explained during the 1870s and will serve as a valuable resource for students, teachers, and researchers.
The Minnesota State Law Library in St. Paul, Minnesota, collects state and federal legal materials, and is the oldest continuing library in Minnesota. The Library and the Territory of Minnesota were created by the same act of Congress on March 3, 1849. Documents included in the State Law Library contributions to Minnesota Reflections are the handwritten first Rules of Court for Minnesota, the Republican and Democratic versions of the Minnesota Constitutional debates, and other early Minnesota legal materials.