A variety of documents that cover a wide range of subjects.


Code Duello 1777

The Code Duello covers the practice of dueling and points of honor. The Code was generally followed in Ireland, England and on the Continent with some slight variations. In America, the principal rules were followed, although occasionally there were some glaring deviations. dueling had a long and undistinguished history in the U.S. Navy.


Devil’s Pact 1633

This pact with Satan promises him the love of women, the flowers of virgins, the chastity of nuns, worldly honors, pleasures, and riches. He will fornicate every three days; intoxication will be dear to him.

exorcism-Levack-Mariazell-150w Exorcism of the Undead

“Unclean Spirit! Whoever you are, and all your companions who possess this servant of God. By the mysteries of the Incarnation, the Sufferings and Death, the Resurrection, and the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ; I command you: Tell me, with some sign, your name, the day and the hour of your damnation. Obey me in everything.”

Hamilton-Burr Code Duello 1804

In a duel held in Weehawken, New Jersey, Vice President Aaron Burr fatally shoots his long-time political antagonist Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton, a leading Federalist and the chief architect of America’s political economy, died the following day. These are the rules for dueling.

indentured-servant-150w Indentured Servant 1627

This is a contract to be a servant for four years on a Virginia Plantation in exchange for 50 acres of land. They would live no better than a slave. This is great to personalize because you can stipulate any terms and conditions.

Definition of Indentured Servitude: work under an unbreakable contract for a fixed period, in return for room and board, training, or pay.

king-john-magna-carta-150x150 Magna Carta 1215

Most of the 63 clauses granted by King John dealt with specific grievances relating to his rule. However, buried within them were a number of fundamental values that both challenged the autocracy of the king and proved highly adaptable in future centuries. Most famously, the 39th clause gave all ‘free men’ the right to justice and a fair trial. Some of Magna Carta’s core principles are echoed in the United States Bill of Rights (1791) and in many other constitutional documents around the world.


Marriage License 1800

This is a most beautiful and unique gift for weddings and anniversaries or renewing your vows. Remember all the details of that glorious day on a lovely marriage license reproduced from the past. Printed in faded ink on handcrafted Olde Paper©. Remember this very special day.

modern-piracy150w Modern Piracy

Before 1992, shipmasters and ship operators had nowhere to turn when their ships were attacked, robbed or hijacked either in port or at sea. Local law enforcement often chose to ignore the fact that there was a serious problem in their waters.

This is the link to the clearing house for international acts of piracy today. There is no actual document, but the site is very interesting.


Pact with the Devil 1269

“The Legend of Doctor Faustus. Doctor Faustus gave him this answer, though faintly (for his soul’s sake), that his request was none other but to become a devil, or at the least a limb of him, and that the spirit should agree unto these articles as followeth …”


Roman Ritual of Exorcism

The main parts of the Ritual are performed, of course, by the exorcist alone. His assistants (indicated in the text by the letter A) join him in Psalm and Gospel readings and in responding Amen to nine Prayers and Addresses. Some exorcists add two or three assistants to the usual four; and the additional assistants recite the Rosary or chant hymns right through the exorcism.

vampire-hunter-150x150 Vampire Hunter Commission 1865

Abraham Lincoln signed this Commission earlier on the same day that he was shot. The American Civil War had ended just a few weeks earlier and the Lincoln government had other pressing matters to contend with. The military must now focus on the plague of vampires and supernatural entities that were quickly spreading through a worried nation.