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FRANKLIN, Benjamin; Lewis EVANS
A Bill in the Chancery of New-Jersey,
New York and new Jersey,: James Parker and Benjamin Franklin, 1747. New York and new Jersey,: James Parker and Benjamin Franklin,, 1747. at the Suit of John Earl of Stair, and others, Proprietors of the Eastern-Division of New-Jersey; against Benjamin Bond, and some other Persons of Elizabeth-Town, distinguished by the Name of the Clinker Lot Right Men. With Three large Maps done from Copper-Plates to which is added; The Publications of The Council of Proprietors of East New-Jersey, and Mr. Nevill's Speeches to the General Assembly, Concerning the Riots committed in New Jersey, and The Pretences of the Rioters, and their Seducers Folio, (350 by 220mm) three fine folding maps with contemporary hand-colour in outline, one laid down, calf-backed marbled paper boards. [-], A-I(2), K-U(2), X-Z(2), 2A-2G(2), 2H, 3 maps, a-c(2), [a]-g(2); pp., [1]-124, 11, [1 blank], [4], 13-15, 17-24, [1 blank], 39, [1 blank], [1]. This Bill, one of the most complicated and notorious set before the court of Chancery, was so protracted that it was not settled before the events that brought about the Revolutionary War were set in motion, and was subsequently forgotten. It has its origins in the conflicting way in which the victorious Duke of York, who had received New Jersey as a reward from his brother King Charles II for wresting New York from the Dutch in 1664, then gave it to Sir George Carteret and Lord Berkley, at the same time as his legal representative, the new English Governor, Richard Nicholl, approved the purchase of some land around Elizabethtown in New Jersey from the Leni Lenape I … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Daniel Crouch Rare Books [United Kingdom]
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