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Richard Burn
British legal writer


  • History of the Poor Laws
  • The Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer, upon a plan entirely new, and comprehending all the law to the present time (1755), in 2 vols.
  • A Digest of the Militia Laws (1760)
  • Ecclesiastical Law (1760), in 2 vols.
  • A History at the Poor Laws (1764)
  • Sermons on Practical Subjects; extracted chiefly from the works of divines of the last century (1774)
  • Observations on the Bill intended to be offered to Parliament for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor (1776)
  • The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmoreland and Cumberland (1777), in 2 vols. Co-authored with Joseph Nicolson.
  • A New Law Dictionary (1792), in 2 vols.

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