Answered By: Doug Bolden
Last Updated: Oct 07, 2015     Views: 20

Take a look at the Avalon Project out of Yale Law School.  I found it listed under the Primary sources tab of the "World History since 1500" Research Guide here:  http://libguides.uah.edu/hy104.  It has documents in history, law, and diplomacy. 

I looked under the 18th century documents and I found Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, which is dated 1765-1769.  Under Book the Fourth: Public Wrongs, it seems like Chapter 15: Of Offenses Against the Persons of Individuals would be a good one to start with:

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/blackstone_bk4ch15.asp

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