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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.

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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 [microform] : 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
Board of Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey.
Publication
[New York] : Printed by James Parker, in New-York, 1747 : And a few copies are to be sold by him, and Benjamin Franklin, in Philadelphia, [1747]

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Additional Authors
  • Bond, Benjamin.
  • Alexander, James, 1691-1756.
  • Murray, Joseph, approximately 1694-1757.
  • Nevill, Samuel, 1697?-1764.
  • Stair, John Dalrymple, Earl of, 1673-1747.
  • Turner, James, -1759
  • Clinker Lot Right Men.
  • New Jersey. Court of Chancery.
Description
[2], 124, 11, [5], 13-15, 17-24, [1], 25-39, [3] p. (the first leaf blank), [3] folded leaves of plates : 3 maps (engravings); 36 cm. (fol.)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Maps – Middle Atlantic States – 1747.
  • Maps – New Jersey – 1747.
  • Subscription publications.
Note
  • 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 defendents. cf. Hatfield's History of Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1868.
  • 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."
  • Signatures: pi² A-2G² 2H1 a-c² chi², ²b-d² E-H² chi1.
  • "The New-York gazette--revived in the Weekly post-boy ... March 7, 1747-8. Numb. 268": leaf at end.
  • 2d paging, p. 16 omitted in numbering.
Indexed In (note)
  • Evans
  • Felcone, J. New Jersey books, 1698-1800
Reproduction (note)
  • Microcard.
LCCN
05010016 //r96
OCLC
  • on1347240766
  • SCSB-13954272
Owning Institutions
Princeton University Library