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3 AMERICA. THE CASE OF THE PLANTERS OF TOBACCO IN VIRGINIA, as
On the title is a MS. note in the same hand as the marginal notes : Supposed
4 AMERICA. THE CANADIAN EXPEDITION OF 1709.
of entries made in the minute book of the joint Councils of New York,
*Col. Sir F. Nicholson (knighted 1720) was one of the most prominent men of affairs
5 AMERICA.--DICKINSON (JOHN) AN ESSAY ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL
* A rare tract in relation to the events which led to the War of Independence, from
6 AMERICA.-CANADIAN EXPEDITION OF 1709. Contemporary manu-
ACCOMPANIED BY A SIMILAR COPY OF THE ORDER AND REPORT OF A
*The committee of inspection consisted of Col. Peter Schuyler, Killian Van Ranslaer,
7 AMERICA.-DOBSON (JOHN) CHRONOLOGICAL ANNALS OF THE WAR,
* Contains notices of the French taking Fort Logs-town on the Ohio, a fort on the
GEORGIA. HALES (STEPHEN, Minister of Teddington) A SERMON PREACHED BEFORE THE TRUSTEES FOR ESTABLISHING THE COLONY OF GEORGIA IN AMERICA; and before the Associates of the late Rev. Dr. Thomas Bray, for converting the Negroes in the British Plantations, and for other good Purposes. At their Anniversary Meeting in St. Brides, Fleet-Street, 21 March, 1734. To which is annexed the General Account for one whole Year, from 9 June, 1733, to 9 June, 1734. London, T. Woodward, 1734.. 4to., flaw in title done in printing and injuring one letter, top margin of title foxed, but a fine large copy, mottled calf, antique style, £10 10s
* One of the earliest and rarest tracts relating to the foundation of the colony of Georgia. The Appendix, pp. 17-62, is of special interest, as it contains the detailed General Account of all Monies and Effects received and expended by the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America.”
CONNECTICUT ACT AND LAWS.
9 AMERICA.-ACTS AND LAWS OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, IN AMERICA. New-London: Printed by Timothy Green, Printer to the Governor and Company of the State of Connecticut, 1784. Sm. folio, State arms on title, defect in margin of li2 affecting 2 letters of side note, library stamp on blank of last page, foxed in places, FINE LARGE COPY, original sheep, padded at end with blank paper, lettering labels of later date, £15 158
* Only 17 copies, besides the present one, located, all of them in public, state, or college libraries. A fine copy of the second edition of the Connecticut Laws and particularly interesting as the first containing the laws passed just after the conclusion of the revolutionary war. The Articles of Confederation and perpetual union between the States of New-Hampshire, Massachusetts-Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, NorthCarolina, South-Carolina and Georgia, include Article XI. with the remarkable clause: "Canada acceeding to this confederation, and joining in the measures of the united states, shall be admitted into, and entitled to all the advantages of this union: but no other colony shall be admitted into the same, unless such admission be agreed to by nine states." Among other interesting acts are those relating to the incorporating of part of the towns of New-Haven and New-London. Contains, also, acts relating to the Indians, Slaves, Quakers, usury, tobacco, fisheries, gaming, horse-racing, &c.
IO AMERICA.-NEW JERSEY AND THEIR GOVERNOR, EDWARD HYDE, LORD CORNBURY. Document on paper signed by order of the House "Sam". Jonings Speaker," 3 pages, folio, dated 5 May, 1707, recounting under 7 heads the grievances under which the Province of New Jersey suffered under the Governorship of Lord Cornbury. Addressed to him personally by the House of Representatives of New Jersey: "These Governour are some of ye grievances this province complains of and which their Representatives desire may be redrest, but there are others of an higher nature,' " which we cannot be just to the Governor, ourselves, or our country, should we conceal them." Then follows a long statement of grievances in relation to election of Assemblymen, bribes to the Governor, &c., ending: "We conclude by advising ye Governor to consider what it is that principally engages ye affections of a people and he will find no other artifice needful then to let them be unmolested in ye enjoyment of what belongs to them of Right, and a wise man that dispises not his own happyness will earnestly labour to regain their love," £8 8s
* A very important New Jersey document, exhibiting the great discontent of the colony with their governor. Lord Cornbury, afterwards Earl of Clarendon, was made Governor of New York and New Jersey, where he arrived 3 May, 1703. He was rapacious and bigoted to such a degree as to have left the memory of the worst governor ever appointed to those colonies. He was recalled for numerous malpractices and misappropriations 23 March, 1708.
CAPTURE OF ST. JOHNS BY THE FRENCH, 21 DEC., 1708. II AMERICA.-NEWFOUNDLAND. The way and manner that St. Johns was taken according to ye best information could get of both French and English." MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER, 5 pages, sm. 4to., endorsed "Attack and surrender of the fort at St. Johns, Newfoundland, papers by Capt. Pickering, 1 June, 1709." ACCOMPANIED BY THE ARTICLES OF RANSOM, 9 in number, agreed upon between the inhabitants of St. Johns and Mon. Ovide De Broueland, Lieut.-Governor of Placentia, and Commander of the forts of St. Johns and the harbours adjacent, manuscript on paper, 2 pages, folio; ALSO THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT MEMORIAL OF CAPT. HENRY EDWARDS, OF NEWFOUNDLAND, to Col. Vetch, 1 pages, 4to., " Whereas you are pleased to desire me to give you an account in writing of ye force of the English in these parts I do therefore assure you that had I a Comission to Impower me and a good Sloope Vessel to attend me I could raise in three weeks time (at Most) eight hundred good men who would be willing to goe and attaque Plessentia which place I likewise very well know," &c., £30
*Three very interesting and valuable documents in connection with the capture of Newfoundland by the French at the end of 1708, which is almost entirely unmentioned in printed histories, even including the Cambridge Modern History. Newfoundland was not given back to the English until the peace of Utrecht in 1713 Capt. Pickering gives a detailed account of the taking of Fort William in St. Johns by 150 French in the early hours of the morning of 21 Dec., 1708. Capt. Edwards was selected by Capt. Pickering in accordance with his instructions to go back with him to Col. Vetch as best Acquainted both at St. Johns and Plessentia.'
12 AMERICA. HACKE (CAPT. WILLIAM) A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL VOYAGES, containing: I., Capt. Cowley's Voyage round the Globe. II., Captain Sharp's Journey over the Isthmus of Darien, and Expedition into the South Seas, written by himself. III., Capt. Wood's Voyage thro' the Streights of Magellan. IV., Mr. Roberts's Adventures among the Corsairs of the Levant Taking of Scio, &c. London, James Knapton, 1699. 8vo., with 3 folding maps, one showing the course of Capt. Cowley's Voyage, and 3 plates, fine copy, contemporary calf, worn, with early armorial bookplate of William, Lord North, dated 1703, VERY SCARCE, £6 10s
13 AMERICA.-EXPEDITION AGAINST PORT ROYAL. Original official manuscript copy on paper of a Memorial to the Board of Ordnance, 1 pages, folio, dated Boston, 24 Oct., 1709, from Joseph Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, and Colonels F. Nicholson and S. Vetch," Her Majesty having on 1 July 1709, directed an Expedition to be undertaken against some of the Parts of Nova Scotia, and particularly Port Royal, if we think the same practicable, with the Troops and Preparations we had made for the Grand Expedition against Canada," &c. &c. Accompanied by a contemporary manuscript copy of a letter to the Earl of Sunderland, dated 17 Jan., 1709-10, relating to the 11 Bombardiers and 80 Matrosses in New England and their yearly cost, estimated at £2,381 3s. 6d., and a note dated Office of Ordnance, 14 Feb., 1709-10, from C. Lister to S. Pringle, relating to the same matter, £8 8s
*The expedition against Port Royal duly took place in 1710, and on 16 Oct. in that year Col. Vetch took possession of the place and became, in accordance with the Queen's instructions, first Governor of the fort, which he re-named Annapolis Royal, and of the country of Acadia and Nova Scotia. The Canadian expedition took place in 1711, but like that of 1709, was a failure.
14 AMERICA.-HARTLIB (S.) THE REFORMED COMMON-WEALTH OF BEES. Presented in severall Letters and Observations to Sammuel (sic) Hartlib, Esq. WITH THE REFORMED VIRGINIAN SILK-WORM. Containing many Excellent and Choice Secrets, Experiments, and Discoveries for attaining of National and Private Profits and Riches. London, Printed for Giles Calvert at the Black-Spread-Eagle at the West-end of Pauls, 1655. Two parts in 1 vol., sm. 4to., woodcuts of hives on pp. 8 and 14, and on p. 52 a copperplate engraving of a transparent bee-hive illustrating a contribution by Sir Christopher Wren, stain on first 3 leaves of Part I., and top blank margin of 1 5 restored; lower blank margin of signature B in Part II. restored (no text touched), and 4 letters of the side note on verso of B 3 shaved, BUT A FINE LARGE COPY, straight-grained green morocco extra, arms on sides, g.e., by F. Bedford, £52 108
*A volume of great rarity, hardly ever found with both parts complete, and nearly always has the side notes in Part II. cut into. Neither the Ashburnham, Amherst, Hoe, or Huth collections contained a copy. The second part has a separate title (see illustration), pagination and signatures, and contains on pp. 33 to 38 A LONG AND IMPORTANT РОЕМ, To the Admiration of this our Old World, to the exultation and glory of incomparable Virginia in the New," NAMING IN TERMS OF PRAISE MANY OF THE PROMINENT VIRGINIAN PLANTERS OF THE DAY, including William Wright of Namsamond, Sir H. Chichly, Col. Ludlow, Col. Bernard, Major John Westrope, George Lobs-" that prudent old Planter "-Mistress Garrett, Mistress Mary Ward, and Esquire Diggs-" Upon the arrivall of his two Armenians out of Turky in Virginia." Ends with an amusing disparagement of GROWING TOBACCO IN COMPARISON WITH SILK IN VIRGINIA, AND HAS OTHER INTERESTING REFERENCES TO TOBACCO GROWING, one of which, on p. 27, ends, You wear out your selves with, in toyling about that contemptible, beggarly Indian Weed." The first part has a number of interesting details respecting New England, Newfoundland, and the Summer Islands, and ends with a leaf containing a review of the works of some English writers on Bees up to 1637. A side note on p. 14 of Part II. states: “ Sir Francis Drake was An. 1577 in a Westerly sea one the back of Virginia, in 37 degrees in opposite to the head of James Town in Virginia and he sailed from that Countrey which he called Nova Albion, in an open Sea to the Molocos and China," &c.
DELAWARE AND SHAWANESE INDIANS.
15 AMERICA. [THOMSON (C.)] AN ENQUIRY INTO THE CAUSES OF THE ALIENATION OF THE DELAWARE AND SHAWANESE INDIANS FROM THE BRITISH INTEREST, and into the Measures taken for recovering their Friendship. Extracted from the Public Treaties, and other Authentic Papers relating to the Transactions of the Government of Pensilvania and the said Indians, for near Forty Years, and explained by a Map of the Country. Together with THE REMARKABLE JOURNAL OF CHRISTIAN FREDERIC POST, by whose Negotiations among the Indians on the Ohio they were withdrawn from the Interest of the French, who thereupon abandoned the Fort and Country. With Notes by the Editor explaining sundry Indian Customs, &c. Written in Pensylvania. London, J. Wilkie, 1759. 8vo., WITH THE RARE FOLDING MAP OF PENNSYLVANIA, showing the Indian purchases made by the Proprietaries of the Province (portion cut off at foot), flaw in paper of p. 103, injuring a letter, FINE LARGE COPY, contemporary calf, £15 158
*Not only a rare but a very important work, in which Thomson fully analyses the cause of the alienation of the Indians, which the heroic Quaker, Christian Post, hazarded his life to successfully overcome. For a long and interesting account of this work see Field.