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AN ACCOUNT OF THE COMMITMENT, ARRAIGNMENT, TRYAL AND CONDEMNATION OF NICHOLAS BAYARD ESQ; FOR HIGH TREASON, IN ENDEAVORUING TO SUBVERT THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PROVINCE OF NEW YORK IN AMERICA, BY HIS SIGNING AND PROCURING OTHERS TO SIGN SCANDALOUS LIBELS...
London: Printed at New York by order of his Excellency the Lord Cornbury, and reprinted at London, 1703. 31,[1]pp. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards. Title-leaf neatly lined on verso, several small marginal tears carefully repaired, light overall browning. Else a very attractive copy. The first British (and earliest obtainable) edition of one of the earliest printed American judicial proceedings. Nicholas Bayard (1644-1707), nephew of Peter Stuyvesant, was mayor of New York and a member of the governor's council. When Jacob Leisler seized control of the government of New York in 1689, Bayard was a prime target, and he fled to Albany, where he was seized, brought back to the fort, and imprisoned. Finally Gov. Sloughter arrived from England and had Bayard released. In 1697 the new governor, Bellomont, accused Bayard of complicity with the previous governor in the encouragement and protection of pirates. Bayard was removed from office and later accused of encouraging sedition and mutiny and of being a Jacobite. Tried for high treason, he was sentenced to be hanged, drawn, and quartered. The present work contains the entire text of the 1701/2 proceedings, which were subsequently declared to have been illegal. The first edition, printed in New York in 1702, is known in only a few copies, in the usual institutions. This British edition, which contains additional text, is almost as scarce. HOWES B256, "b." CHURCH 809. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 703/12. SABIN 53436. RITZ, AMERICAN JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS 1.05(2c).
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