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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. 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:
Names
Alexander, James (1691-1756 ) (Associated name)
Stair, John Dalrymple, Earl of (1673-1747 ) (Author)
Clinker Lot Right Men (Associated name)
Collection

Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection of English maps, charts, globes, books and atlases

Atlases

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1747
Place: New-York
Publisher: Printed by James Parker, and a few Copies are to be Sold by him, and Benjamin Franklin, in Philadelphia;
Topics
Elizabeth (N.J.) -- History
Indian land transfers -- New Jersey
Land grants -- New Jersey
New Jersey -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Genres
Maps
Notes
Content: 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.
Content: 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.
Content: 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.
Content: "Published by subscription ... Price bound, and maps coloured, three pounds; plain and stitcht only, fifty shillings, proclamation money."
Content: "Schedules" 1-14 and "Amendment to the bill," p. 82-124.
Content: "The New-York gazette--revived in the Weekly post-boy ... March 7, 1747-8. Numb. 268": 1 leaf at end.
Content: Copy 2: Line 25 of title: collectd [sic] from records. Line 2 of imprint: him and Benjamin Franklin ...
Content: Copy 2: Printed on thick paper.
Content: Copy 2: With bookplate and autograph of Henry Penington.
Content: Copy 2: With this is bound: Baltimore, Frederick Calvert. Indenture of agreement 4th July, 1760. Philadelphia, 1851.
Content: Copy in Map Div. 97-6235: Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection.
Content: 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.
Content: Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection ; 4005.
Content: Maps "engraved & printed by James Turner ... Boston."
Content: National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Access to Early Maps of the Middle Atlantic Seaboard.
Content: Page 80 and p. 16-23 at end wrongly numbered 83, 17-24.
Content: Printed in double columns.
Content: The bill (filed Apr. 13, 1745) is signed: Ja. Alexander, Jos. Murray, of council for the complainants.
Ownership: Lenox. Copy 2.
Ownership: No acc. Copy 1.
Citation/reference: Church 961
Citation/reference: Evans 6021
Citation/reference: Sabin 5378
Physical Description
Extent: 124, 11 p., 2 ., 13-39 p., 1 . 3 fold. maps. 35.5 cm.
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 35324855
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14589567
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ce8a72e0-c5d4-012f-7365-58d385a7bc34
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The New York Public Library. "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:" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1747. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ce8a72e0-c5d4-012f-7365-58d385a7bc34

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The New York Public Library. "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:" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 30, 2020. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ce8a72e0-c5d4-012f-7365-58d385a7bc34

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The New York Public Library. (1747). 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: Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ce8a72e0-c5d4-012f-7365-58d385a7bc34

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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: