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A bill in the chancery of New-Jersey, 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. These papers will give a better light into the history and constitution of New-Jersey, than any thing hitherto published, the matters whereof have been chiefly collected from records. Published by subscription

Title
A bill in the chancery of New-Jersey, 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. These papers will give a better light into the history and constitution of New-Jersey, than any thing hitherto published, the matters whereof have been chiefly collected from records. Published by subscription
Author
Stair, John Dalrymple, Earl of, 1673-1747.
Publication
New-York, Printed by James Parker, and a few Copies are to be Sold by him, and Benjamin Franklin, in Philadelphia; 1747.

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TextRestricted use *KD+ 1747 (Boaard of General Proprietors of the Eastern Divisions of New Jersey)Schwarzman Building - Rare Book Collection Room 328
TextUse in library Map Div. 97-6235Schwarzman Building - Map Division Room 117

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Additional Authors
  • Alexander, James, 1691-1756.
  • Clinker Lot Right Men.
Description
124, 11 p., 2 ℓ., 13-39 p., 1 ℓ. 3 fold. maps.; 35.5 cm.
Donor/Sponsor
  • Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection ; 4005.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Access to Early Maps of the Middle Atlantic Seaboard.
Subjects
Note
  • The bill (filed Apr. 13, 1745) is signed: Ja. Alexander, Jos. Murray, of council for the complainants.
  • "Published by subscription ... Price bound, and maps coloured, three pounds; plain and stitcht only, fifty shillings, proclamation money."
  • Printed in double columns.
  • "Schedules" 1-14 and "Amendment to the bill," p. 82-124.
  • Page 80 and p. 16-23 at end wrongly numbered 83, 17-24.
  • Maps "engraved & printed by James Turner ... Boston."
  • A presentation of the case of the East Jersey proprietors against the occupants of lands in the town of Elizabeth deriving their title from grants made by Governor Nicolls about eighty years earlier. The document was probably prepared by James Alexander. A reply was published in 1752, with title: "An answer to A bill in the chancery of New-Jersey". The case never came to a decision, being thus settled practically in favor of the defendants. cf. Hatfield's History of Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1868.
  • "The New-York gazette--revived in the Weekly post-boy ... March 7, 1747-8. Numb. 268": 1 leaf at end.
  • The publication of the Council of proprietors of March 25, 1746 (p. 1-11 at end) includes remarks in reply to Griffin Jenkins' "A brief vindication of the purchassors [sic] against the propritors [sic]" (q.v.), and, together with the publication of March 25, 1747 (p. 13-24 [i.e. 23] at end) was replied to by the committee of the Associates of Elizabeth Town in "An answer to the Council of proprietor's [sic] two publications ... As also, some observations on Mr. Nevil's speech to the House of assembly" (q.v.), to which the Proprietors' publication of September 14, 1747 (p. 25-39 at end) is a reply.
  • "Mr. Nevill's speech to the House of representatives of ... New-Jersey, on the second reading of the petition, from ... inhabitants chiefly of the northern part of the province" and that "upon the second reading of the petition from the Rioters committee" (2 l. between p. 11 and 13 at end) were delivered April 26, 1746, and here "reprinted from the New-York Weekly Post-Boy" of May 19 and 26.
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  • Evans
  • Church
Call Number
*KD+ 1747 (Board of general proprietors of the eastern division of New Jersey. Bill in the chancery of New-Jersey)
LCCN
05010016 //r96
OCLC
35324855
Author
Stair, John Dalrymple, Earl of, 1673-1747.
Title
A bill in the chancery of New-Jersey, 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. These papers will give a better light into the history and constitution of New-Jersey, than any thing hitherto published, the matters whereof have been chiefly collected from records. Published by subscription:
Imprint
New-York, Printed by James Parker, and a few Copies are to be Sold by him, and Benjamin Franklin, in Philadelphia; 1747.
Indexed In:
Sabin 5378
Evans 6021
Church 961
Local Note
Copy 2: Printed on thick paper.
Copy 2: Line 25 of title: collectd [sic] from records. Line 2 of imprint: him and Benjamin Franklin ...
Copy 2: With bookplate and autograph of Henry Penington.
Copy 2: With this is bound: Baltimore, Frederick Calvert. Indenture of agreement 4th July, 1760. Philadelphia, 1851.
Copy in Map Div. 97-6235: Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection.
Copy in Map Div. 97-6235: with stamp of New Jersey Historical Society and ms. note in ink on t.p.: New Jersey Historical Society from the Misses Rutherford.
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Alexander, James, 1691-1756.
Clinker Lot Right Men.
Research Call Number
*KD+ 1747 (Board of general proprietors of the eastern division of New Jersey. Bill in the chancery of New-Jersey)
Map Div. 97-6235 [LHS 4005, atlas cases]
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