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your Prejudices to the worthy Gentlemen proposed by so many of your Fellow Citizens, should arise from an Apprehension, that they are too favourable to the Interest of the Episcopal Church. [A relation of the historical connection and relations between the Church of England and the Reformed Dutch Church; supporting Cruger, De Lancey, Walton, and Jauncey.)... Act, at this important Time, like those who know how to prize real constitutional Liberty, like good Citizens, like members of an orthodox, well-regulated Church, and do not suffer yourselves to be blinded and led away by the Chicanery and delusive Arts of those, who make the Religion of our Redeemer, a Handle to support a Party. The Old Dutchman. [New York, January, 1769.) I page. Fo.

One of the political sheets got out for the election to the assembly, held in New York city, Jan. 23-27, 1868.

Reasons for the present glorious combination of the dissenters in this city, against the further encroachments and stratagems of the episcopalians, from a brief recollection of what the latter have already done, to exalt their own party on the ruins of every other religious persuasion amongst us. [New York, January, 1769.]

I page. Fo. One of the political sheets got out for the election to the assembly, held in New York City, Jan. 23-27, 1769. It is probably the paper referred to by Philo Patriæ in Gaine's Mercury, Jan. 16, 1769, when he says : "I am told they have industriously circulated among their particular Friends, a scurrilous, abusive, lying, incendiary Paper, containing 19 or 20 Articles, . . . (I know not which, as I have not yet been able to obtain a Copy of it) reflecting upon the respectable and numerous Professors of the Church of England in this City."

Wonderful (A) Dream. The following Dream, &c. Publish'd near 20 Years ago, is now re-printed by particular Desire. [New York, 1769 ?] 2 pp. Fo.

Near the top of the first page is written in a contemporary hand · Mercury 134 1755 (1775 changed to 1755) March 3 By B. Nicoll,"' referring to the issue of Hugh Gaine's Mercury in which the Dream was first published It consists of a short introductory letter to Mr. Gaine, March 3, relating a dream that had been impressed upon the mind of the writer by reading the dream in The Watch Tower, no, it which was published in Gaine's Mercury for Feb. 3, 1755, no. 130; his dream was to the effect that a second revolution had taken place in England, independency had been established, revenues of bishops invested in the new clergy, the act of toleration repealed, Presbytery and independency declared to be synonymous terms, New York under this government for four years, and Connecticut united with it; following this is an article purporting to consist of the issue of The New York Gazette for May 20, 1775, relating the constant struggles between the Episcopalians and Presbyterians. The article was called forth first by the party struggles between the various religious sects at the time of the founding of King's college, 1754-56 ; it was reprinted probably as a campaign document for the elections to the assembly, held in New York city, Jan. 23-27, 1769.

Card (A), to the Freeholders and Freemen, of this City and County, From Messrs. Axe and Hammer, and a number of the respectable body of Leather Aprons, give their Compliments to their Old Friends who have not yet joined them; and beg they will be Stanch and Hearty in hindering a Lawyer, from representing this Commercial City.

New-York, Tradesmen's-Hall, January 14, 1769. [New York : John Holt, 1769.] i page. 12°.

One of the political sheets got out for the election to the assembly, held in New York city, Jan. 23-27, 1769. The typographical ornament that forms the border is used alsu in Holt's New-York Journal for this period.

Observations On the Reasons Lately Published, for the malicious Combination of several Presbyterian Dissenters, and a few principal Men of some other Congregations, who have been led blindfold into an ungenerous Confederacy, for opposing the Re-Election of the late worthy Members

of the General Assembly, and thereby prevent their obtaining the only Honour that can sufficiently Reward their late spirited Prosecution of the Instructions given them by the united Voice of the People. To the Freeholders and Freemen, of the City and County of New York. [New York, January 16, 1769.) 3 pp. Fo.

One of the political sheets got out for the election to the assembly, held in New York city, Jan. 23-27; 1769: The day of the week and month of the above is fixed by the opening sentence of The Freeholder No. III.

Card (A) Jack Hatchway and Tom Bowling, return their Service to Messrs. Axe and Hammer, and the respectable body of Leather Aprons, acquainting them, that they keep a good look out, and hope (with the assistance of their Old Friends, the Men of Straw)to run clear of the Shoals, and Mudbanks, and escape the designs of those Men of Faction, M-r-y [Robert Murray], and Br-sh-r [Abraham Brasher]. As also avoid the Reel of Combination, on which feeds a very furious Animal, known by the Name of a certain Candidate and Lawyer, who watches to overset them; but being experienc'd Seamen, hope to divert him by throwing over a few empty Water-Casks, 'till they Weather every Difficulty, and get safe into Port. Ship Liberty, January 18, 1769. (New York, 1769.] 1 page. 24°.

One of the political sheets got out for the election to the assembly, held in New York city, Jan, 23-27, 1769. The ** Men of Straw" refers to the Irish voters; "T. Smith had said that the Irish were poor beggars, and had come over here upon a bed of straw. The whole body of Irish immediately joined and appeared at the poll) with straw in their hats, P. Van Schaack to H. Van Schaack Jan. 27, 1763, in H. C. Van Schaack's Life of Peter Van Schaack, N. Y. 1842, p. 11.

Whereas on the late Examination before the honourable House of Assembly, it appeared that Mr. Jauncey, had for many years, been privately a generous Benefactor to the Poor of this City, by the Hands of Obediah Wells:-And whereas, a Report has been industriously propagated, that upon going around among the Presbyterian congregation to which Mr. Jauncey belongs, no Persons could be found who had received his Benefaction.--A Friend to Truth, and an admirer of Mr. Jauncey's amiable and benevolent Disposition, has published the following Affidavits [one signed by Henry and Phoebe Gulick, Clement and Susannah Place, Mary and William Fenwick Clarke, Jan 16, 1769, and another by Obadiah Wells, Jan. 16, 1769), ... Such a Character is that of the worthy Man above named.--He is a Candidate for the ensu. ing Election, and no Doubt every Friend to Mankind, will testify their Approbation of his almost unexampled Conduct, by giving him their Vote upon that Occasion, in Conjunction with Messrs. Cruger, De Lancey, and Walton, whose unblemished Reputations and spirited Behaviour, entitle them to the Favour and Esteem of the Public. [New York: John Holt? January, 1769. ] 2 pp. Fo.

One of the political sheets got out for the election to the assembly, held in New York city, Jan. 23-27, 1769. It is printed also in Holt's New-l'ork Journal, for Jan. 19, 1769,


no. 1359.

JUNE? Freeholder of Liliput (A), pseud. (Number II.) A Letter to the Majority of the General Assembly of Liliput. Gentlemen, You may possibly expect that the subject of my last should be continued in this letter. That the extensive mis.

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chiefs of your late order should be more fully explained, and the irregularity of that measure more clearly manifested;—but against this you are secured by the number of your misconducts. . . Go on then with spirit in the course you begun: no precedent can be wanting from past transactions, for each violation of constitutional rights. A Freeholder of Liliput. (New York, 1769?]

An attack upon the New York assembly for its action in the matter of regulating elections of representatives in general assembly, published probably in June. On April 26, 1769 on a question of contested election between John Delancey and Lewis Morris for the borough of Westchester, the house resolved that pon-resident freeholders have a right to vote for representatives to serve in general assembly, whereupon Mr. DeLancey for the purpose of embodying the resolution in the form of an act moved for, and received, leave to bring in a bill to alter and amend the act of May 8, 1699. The bill was presented Apr. 28, amended and ordered engrossed on May 17, passed on the 18th, and assented to by the governor on May 20. The letter of Moore to Hillsborough, May 26, 1769, criticises it as absurd.-N. Y. Col. Docs., vol. 8. p. 167. li was repealed by the king, June 6, 1770.

DECEMBER. Son of Liberty (A), pseud. of Alexander McDougall. To the Betrayed Inhabitants of the City and Colony of New York. In a Day when the Minions of Tyranny and Despotism in the Mother Country, and the Colonies, are indefatigable in laying every snare that their malvevolent [sic] and corrupt Hearts can suggest, to enslave a free People; (an open letter attacking the grant of money by the assembly for the support of the troops; suggesting a meeting in the Fields on Monday, Dec. 18, and thence proceeding in a body to the members to insist upon their joining the minority in opposition to the bill.]... Let the Ntoification [sic] to call the People, be so expressed, that whoever absents himself, will be considered as agreeing to what may be done by such as shall meet. And that you may succeed, is the unfeigned Desire of, A Son of Liberty New York, Dec. 16, 1769. [New York: James Parker, 1769). 2 pp. Fo.

The above hand-bill was declared by the assembly, Dec. 19, to be "a false, seditious, and infamous libel"; the governor issued a proclamation, Dec. 20, offering a reward of £100 for the discovery of the author. The meeting had been held, however, on the 18th and resolves adopted declaratory of their disapproval of the action of the assembly, and a committee of ten appointed to communicate the transactions to the members; eight of the committee did so on the 19th. John Lamb who had presided at the meeting on Dec. 18 was charged by John DeNoyellis on Dec. 20 with being an abettor to the above hand-bill and to another signed Legion; hereupon seven of the members of the committee came out in a letter, Dec. 20, avowing themselves parties to Lamb in the meeting on the 18th, and on the following day Lamb was dismissed. An account of the proceedings and the proclamations of the governor are to be found in Gaine's Gasette, for Dec. 25, 1769. In February James Parker acknowledged that he had printed the handbill and that Alexander McDougall was the author. For McDougall's narrative of the proceedings against him, see Holt's New-York Journal for Jan, 24 and 34, 1771, nos. 1464, 1465.

Citizen, pseud. A Citizen's Address to the Public (supporting the assembly in its granting money for the support of the king's troops] ... New-York, Dec. 18, 1769. A. Citizen. [New York, 1769.] 1 page. Fo.

It is an answer to the address To the Betrayed Inhebitants of the city and colony of New York, by A Son of Liberty. and to the handbill signed Legion, attacking the grant of supplies.

News from the Liberty-Pole; or A Friday Morning's Conversation. Dec. 29, 1769. Your servant, quoth Thomas, an old Neighbour

greeting How go on Affairs at the Liberty-Meeting?

“Heav'n knows what the Worthies intend on the

Whole, But they're now from the Gallows just gone to the

Pole.” From the Gallows, quoth Tom? --- but it's true,

People say That of late they're accustom'd to - go the wrong

Way. [New York, 1769.] I page. 21°. A reference to the meeting on Dec. 18, and to the ensuing disorders,

1770 Enthusiastic (The) Patriot, or Cobbler of Messina. [New York, 1770?] 2 pp. Fo.

It is the story of a cobbler of Messina that undertook to reform by a short Gun, a Powder Pouch, and a Bag of Balls, the disorders under which his country labored; it would be well for ministers that have acquired a boundless authority if they would ask themselves frequently, “ What if the Cobler of Messina should arrive ?"

Fay (Lewis). Advertisement. I Born a Parisian, by name Lewis Fay, Believing you'll credit what e'er I shall say, Give notice, in French, a la mode, to the fair, That I'm well skill'd in platting and frizling the

hair: (etc.)
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Say, great McMilkman, why so loud,
And why so pestilent and proud,
And wherefore all this dismal cry
For independent Liberty;
Say, Sawney, say? --- For 'tis not long since,
Instead of all this Noise and Nonsense,
We saw thee trudge, as most was meet,
With Milkpails two along the Street,
Suspended from an oaken Cross-tree,
Around thy Neck that clasped most closely;
Like one that stands -- as may King --
In wooden Cage, without his Ears;
The most obsequious Servant then,
of serving Maids, and Serving Men,
But now the Tyrant ---more's the Pity --

Of half the Freemen in the city. [etc.]
[New York, 1770 ?]
A satire upon Alexander McDougall.

JANUARY Brutus, pseud. To the Public. Whoever seri. ously considers the impoverished state of this City; especially of many of the poor Inhabitants of it, must be greatly surprised at the Conduct of such of them as employ the Soldiers, when there are a Number of the former that want employment to support their distressed Families. . . . All the Friends to Liberty that incline to bear a Testimony against a literal compliance with the Mutiny Act, (otherwise called the Billeting Act) are desired to meet at Liberty-Pole, at Twelve o'Clock, on Wednesday next, which will be on the 17th Instant, where the whole Matter shall be communicated to them. Brutus. New-York, January 15th, 1770. [New York, 1770.] 1 page. Fo.

This broadside, though dated Jan. 15, really appeared on the following day; and its appearance at this time was the event that induced the soldiers to complete the destruction of the liberty pole on that night.-Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb, ruary 15, 1770, no 2147. The meeting of citizens held on Jan. 17 was answered on the 19th by the broadside signed Sixteenth regiment of foot. Out of these troubles grew the affair of Golden Hill,

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Sixteenth regiment of foot.
God and a Soldier all Men doth adore,
In time of War, and not before;
When the War is over, and all things righted,
God is forgotten, and the soldier slighted.

Whereas an uncommon and riottous disturbance prevails throughout this city by some of its inhabitants, who stile themselves the S- -s of L but rather may more properly be called real enemies to society: [An atiack upon the Sons of Lib. erty; declaring Brutus a seditious libel, expressive of most villainous falsehoods against the soldiers; defying the citizens.]. Signed by the 16th Regiment of Foot. [New York, January 19, 1770). 1 page.

Fo. The Liberty Pole that had been set up in 1766 in the Commons in commemoration of the repeal of the stamp act, had been destroyed several times by the soldiers, and as often restored by the Sons of Liberty. An attempt by the soldiers on Saturday evening, Jan. 13, 1770, proved unsuccessful; in discomfiture they attacked the neighboring tavern of La Montanye, broke the glass and windows, insulted the company, and beat the waiter. Attempts were made on the following nights, and culminated in the destruction of the pole on Jan. 16. On that same day a hand-bill signed, and dated the 15th, had been circulated, calling for a meeting of the citizens on Jan. 17. This meeting was answered by the appearance of the abové broadside on Friday, Jan. 19,

Out of these troubles grew the affair of Golden Hill. A full account of the disturbances by An Impartial Citizen, dated Jan. 31, is published in Parker's Gazette for Feb. 5, and is re-printed as a supplement to the Pennsylvania Gasette, Feb. 15, 1770, no. 2147

FEBRUARY? Freeholder of Liliput (A), pseud. (Number III.) A Letter to the Majority of the General Assembly of Liliput. Gentlemen, Though a free people may for a while submit to the injustice of their rulers, yet there is a time when they will awake from their lethargy, when the spirit of party will subside, and personal attachment be lost in their concern for the general welfare... Tho' the people may sometimes be ruled by the Vicious, yet the government of Fools is always insupportable. A Freeholder of Liliput. (New York, February? 1770?] i page. Fo

An attack upon the action of the assembly as absurd and unconstitutional; referring to various acts for regulating elections by ballot, for disqualifying, and for disabling members of assembly, which were brought up in the session begun Nov. 21, 1769 and ended Jan. 27, 1770.

MARCH? Merchant (A), pseud. The Times, Mankind is highly concerned to support that, wherein their own Safety is concerned, and to destroy those Arts by which their ruin is consulted. (New York, March ? 1770.] 4 pp. 4°.

It attributes to the schemes of ambitious politicians the discontent at the grant of money for the troops, the agitation about the balloting scheme, and the infamous, inflammatory piece, signed Brutus; it suggests further that the disorders are due to the struggles between a certain ambitious lawyer and the commercial interests which would keep the former out of the house.

MAY. Dying (The) Speech Of the Effigy of a wretched Importer, which was exalted upon a Gibbet, and aftterwards [sic] committed to the Flames, at New York, May 10, 1770. [New York, May, 1770.] I page. 12o.

On Thursday May 10, 1770, Nathaniel Rogers, a Boston merchant who had refused to come into the non-importation agreement, was on a visit to New York; because of a suspicion that his object was to induce New York merchants to break the agreement he was hanged in effigy upon a gallows, with labels upon the back and breast expressive of his crime; the

spectators, some thousand in numbers, after parading the streets went to his lodgings, but not finding him there, they returned to the Commons and burned the effigy. About midnight they made a second visit to his lodgings, and again not finding him, left a letter signed “ The Sons of Liberty," which was soon forwarded to him. Upon the receipt of the letter he sent his servant for his baggage and left for Boston at two o'clock in the morning. For an account of the proceedings and the text of the letter see Parker's Gazette, Monday, May 14, 1779, or Hugh Gaine's Mercury of the same date.

Brutus, pseud. To the Free and Loyal Inhab. itants of the City and Colony of New-York. Friends, fellow Citizens, fellow Countrymen, and fellow Freemen, Nothing can be more Aagrantly wrong than the Assertion of some of our mercantile Dons, that the Mechanics have no right to give their Sentiments about the Importation of British Commodities. ... In fine, let the patriotic Merchants, the respectable Body of Mechanics, and the virtuous of all other Ranks, conspire,- let them, I say, conspire, as it were with an oath, to brand with public Infamy, and public Punishment, the Miscreants who, while the odious Power of Taxation by parliamentary Authority, is in one single Instance exercised, even dare to speak in Favour of the least Infraction of the Non-Importation-Agree. ment, and who like accursed Villians,—would owe their Greatness to their Country's Ruin. O! ye Betrayers of the glorious Cause, remember the Boston Importer, Rogers, I say, remember him and tremble, Brutus. [New York, after May 10, 1770.] I page. Fo.

DECEMBER. Sawney, pseud. Paradise Regain'd. To all the Great and Glorious Patriots in New York, throughout America, -and around the Globe. [Signed:) The Public's devoted servant, Sawney, New-Gaol, Dec. 18, 1770. [New York, 1770.) 3 pp.

sm. 4o. A burlesque letter in ridicule of Alexander McDougall.

1771. Great Britain.-King. His Majesty's most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, on Tuesday the Thirteenth Day of November 1770. [New York, 1771 ?] i page.


JANUARY Livingston (Robert R.) Speech of Mr. Justice Livingstone, Made on Friday the 25th of January, In Support Of His Claim to a Seat in the House of The General Assembly. [New York: Printed by Hugh Gaine? 1771.] 4 pp. Fo.

On May 17, 1769, the house had resolved “That no judge of the supreme court shall, for the future, have a seat or vote as a member of this house;" it was because of this resolution that Livingston appeared to assert his right to a seat in the house, on Jan. 25, 1771; he had appeared before on November 24, and on Dec. 21, 1769, and he made subsequent trials on Feb. 5, 1772, and on Jan. 26, 1774, all alike unsuccessful.

Some of the typographical ornaments on page 1 are used in Gaine's Mercury for this period, and apparently do not appear in any of the other New York newspapers.

Free and Independent Elector (A), pseud. The Sentiments of a Free and Independent Elector, on the Resolution of the House of Assembly, for excluding Judges of the Supreme Court. The Determination of the House of Assembly Yesterday, on their Vote of Exclusion of Judges of the Su. preme Court, has induced me to submit to the Public the following Considerations upon that subject

To conclude, ... The Conduct of our Assembly in the Case under Consideration, is directly the CALIFORNIA



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reverse, and appears to me to be not only founded on Power conformable to Precedents, but such as will probably be productive of the happiest consequences to the Liberties of the People. A Free and Independent Elector. New York, January 26th, 1771. [New York: Hugh Gaine? 1771.] 4 pp. Fo.

An answer to R. R, Livingston's Speech, of Jan. 25. It is printed also in Gaine's Mercury, for Feb. 5, 1771, no. 100g.

1772. Aristides, pseud. To John Cruger, James Jauncey, James DeLancey, and Jacob Walton, Esqrs.; The Representatives in General Assembly, for the City and County of New York. Gentlemen, The Author of this Letter bespeaks a moment of your attention; and wishes to be regarded, only in proportion to the importance of the subject, upon which you are addressed. [A letter maintaining that there is no need of an increase in the number of representatives as a counterbalance against the northern counties; that it is the jealousy of the southern counties that New York has most to fear.] ... Be it your study then to assert the rights of commerce, to expand its wings, to advance, not the aims of us, men or party, but the general felicity of the colony; and above all things, to restore concord to a town too long gulled and abused by faction, and to deliver the poor citizens of this metropolis, from the grievous burden under which they groan. Aristides. (New York, 1772 ?] I

JANUARY. Brutus, pseud. Important Doubts very interesting to the good People of this Colony, to be determined on Thursday next, by the General Assembly. To the Public. You may remember that in the late general election for Representatives to serve in General Assembly, Col. Lewis Morris and Mr. John De Lancey, were competitors for the representation of the Borough of West-Chester. (Lewis Morris and Philip Livingstone were unseated because of non-residence at the time of their election; the same rule should apply to John De Lancey who has become a non-resident since his election.] ... Brutus. Tuesday, the 14th day of January, 1772. [New York, 1772.) 2 pp. Fo. John De Lancey was unseated January 16, 1772.

New York, City.—Mayor. New York, 18th January, 1772. To the Inhabitants of the City of New York. Considering the extreme Danger of storing Gunpowder in this City, which must be manifest to every thinking Person; and that the Practice is in direct Violation of a Law of the Corporation, it is truly astonishing that any should be so far regardless of their own safety, as well as that of their Fellow Citizens, as to expose both to such imminent Hazard. ... Should any Persons, not duly impressed with a Sense of the Danger arising from such Practices, have any Powder stored in the City, I must beseech them forthwith to remove it, and thereby prevent the perilous Consequences to which, in the meantime, he exposes his Fellow Citizens. Whitehead Hicks, Mayor. [New York, 1772.) I page. Fo.

The proclamation was called forth by the fact that a large quantity of gunpowder had been stored near a building that caught fire on Thursday, Jan. 16. The building belonged to John Burns, and stood on the wharf fronting the east side of Coenties's dock, between the stores of Mr. Theodore Van Wyck and Messrs. Ten Eyk and Seaman.-Gaine's Mercury, Jan. 20, 1772, no. 1056.

Melancholy (The) Case of Mrs. Ackerman. Copy of a Letter from a Dutch Farmer, in the County of Orange, to a Gentleman of the Law, in the City of New-York. (New York, January, 1772.) I page. 4°.

A satire in the form of a letter from Arie Ackerman, Tappan, de 27 Jannuarie 1772, and the answer from 2. W., NewYork, January 29, upon an order adopted by the general assembly, Jan. 25, in the case of a lease of ejectment, served by James Jackson, on the demise of Williain Bayard, plaintiff, against John Stiles, Hendrick Oblinus, tenant in possession, holding under John De Noyellis, a member of assembly, the lands mentioned in the said 'lease of ejectinent; the order was to the effect that the judges of the supreme court be acquainted that a member of assembly is entitled to privilege both in his person and estate, during the sitting of the house, and that the proceedings should be stayed during the session.

MAY. Coe (Daniel). An Address to Mr. Thomas Shreeve, Coroner for the City of New-York... [Ridiculing his person, and enumerating his failings; signed by his] dear, dear brother, and afficted prisoner, Daniel Coe. New-York Goal, 13th of May, 1772. [New York, 1772.] 1 page. 4°.

1773. Leigh (Robert). A Letter To Mr. Samuel Hake (accusing him of unkind treatment of Leigh, in his throwing him into jail for debt]. [New York, 1773?] 2 pp. Fo.

OCTOBER. Hampden, pseud. The Alarm. Number 1. My dear Fellow Citizens, The chief End of all free Government, is the Protection of Property, from Injuries within and without it... The Influence this exclusive Privilege [of the East India company], or rather public Robbery, has had on the Constitution and Commerce of the Mother Country, and these Colonies, shall be the Subject of the subsequent Papers. New York, October 6th, 1773. Hampden. "[New York, 1773.] 2 pp. Fo.

NOVEMBER Mechanic, pseud. To The Worthy Inhabitants Of New-York. My dear Friends, and Fellow Citizens, You have lately been addressed by a Writer, under the Signature of Poplicola, whose Abilities appear to me, to be much greater than either his Integrity, or Regard to Truth ; and, whose fallacious Reasoning is more Specious than Just; of which Truth I hope to convince you, before I dismiss this interesting Subject. [In opposition to the importation of tea.] . A Mechanic. [New York, November? 1773.] 4 pp. F°.

Student of Law (A), pseud. Fellow Citizens, Friends to Liberty and equal Commerce. Brethren, The man who employs his talents, to direct his Countrymen in the path of truth, or to guard them against impending evils, is a blessing to his Country. [In answer to Poplicola, and against the importation of tea.] ... I am, Brethren, Your af. fectionate fellow-citizen, A Student of Law. NewYork, Nov, 19, 1773. [New York, 1773]. 4 pp. Fo.

DECEMBER. Poplicola, pseud. To the Worthy Inhabitants of the City Of New-York. The Cause, Fellow Citizens, which I espouse, asks Nothing but an impartial Judgment; and this impartial Judgment, I have now es that it will obtain. (An answ to the letter of A student of Law, of Nov. 19, 1773,

Agricola, pseud. To The Inhabitants of the City and County of New-York. Gentlemen, It is an invidious task to be employed in detecting and exposing the many falsehoods and absurdities, contained in the numerous publications that daily infest this city ; two of which are now before me ; one of them signed Alexander McDougall, the other a Moderate Man. [Accusing McDougall of duplicity and an itching for popularity ; ridiculing the proposition of A Moderate Man that those members of the committee of fifty-one that had withdrawn, resume their seats.) New-York, July 12, 1774. Agricola. [New York, 1774.) I

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and to Mechanic, in favor of the importation of tea, the duty being paid at London.] [New York, December ? 1773 ?] 2 pp. Fo.

DECEMBER. Boston, December 1, 1773. At a meeting of the People of Boston, and the neighbouring towns, at Faneuil-Hall, in said Boston, on Monday the 29th of November, 1773, nine o'clock, A. M. and continued by adjournment to the next day; for the purpose of consulting, advising, and determining upon the most proper and effectual method to prevent the unlading, receiving, or vending the detestable tea, sent out by the East India company, part of which being just arrived in this harbour : (Proceedings, votes, and resolves.] ... [New York, 1773.] 1 page. Fo.

1774. Debates On dividing Orange County. [New York, 1774.] 1 page. Fo.

A burlesque report of the proceedings in committee of the whole, Crean Brush in the chair ; a Dutch dialect speech of J-nDN--s, Esq., 1. e. John De Noyellis, member from Orange, is given in full, in favor of the bill; other speeches are suminarized. On Jan. 14, 1774, De Noyellis received leave to bring in a bill to divide Orange county into two counties; the bill was brought in and read the first time on Jan. 18; the second reading and commitment to committee of the whole came on Jan. 28; numerous petitions for and against it were received between the latter date and Feb. 22, when the committee reported and the bill was ordered engrossed; it was rejected however, by a vote of 14 to 12, on the day following, Wednesday, February 23, 1774.

MARCH. To the Freemen and Freeholders Of The City and County of New York. Friends and FellowCitizens, From the prudence of your councils, and the wisdom of your determinations, you have heretofore deservedly acquired the approbation of the wise and prudent. (A letter adducing six reasons, adopted at a meeting of citizens on Friday, March 3, at the house of the widow De La Montaigne, in support of postponing until April 20 the appointing of delegates to the continental congress ; calling a meeting for Monday morning, March 6, adopt resolutions to that effect.] Saturday, March 4, *1774Signed by Order, John Thurman, Chairman. [New York, 1774.] 1 page. sm. 4o.

JUNE Citizen, pseud. To The Inhabitants Of The City and Colony of New York. Fathers, Brethren, and Fellow-Countrymen ... [An open letter maintaining that the delegates to the continental congress should be chosen by the people, rather than by the provincial committee of correspondence.]

New York, June 30th, 1774. A Citizen. [New York, 1774.) 2 pp. fo.

JULY. Moderate man, pseud. To The Freeborn Citizens Of New-York. Gentlemen. As I conclude every individual is now called upon to contribute his mite in supporting the cause of Liberty; [Statement in favor of the Resolves adopted on July 6; admitting that they were not judiciously introduced ; suggesting that those members of the committee of fifty-one that withdrew, be asked to resume their seats.] ... A Moderate Man, NewYork, July 11, 1774. [New York, 1774.] 1 page.

Citizen (A), pseud. To John M. S..... [Scott], Esq; Sir, It was not from any Respect which is due to your Character, or dread of your much talked of Abilities, that would have induced me so long to remain silent ; (Adverse criticism of his speech at the coffee-house on Tuesday, July 19, and of the resolve there adopted.) ... A 'Citizen. New-York, July 23, 1774. [Followed by an address] To the Inhabitants of the City and County of New-York [supporting as delegates Isaac Low, John Alsop, John Jay, Philip Livingston, and James Duane ; urging their support at the meeting on Monday ; signed by] A Son of Liberty. [New York, 1774.] 2 pp. 4°.

At the meeting on Monday, July 25, at the City Hall, no action was taken except to send out as a hand-bill Henry Remsen's resolves calling for a poll on Thursday, the 28th; at this election the above named five were chosen.

Honest American (An), pseud. To the respectable Public. Have a good End in view, and pursue it. [A plea for immediate election of delegates to the congress ; whether one set of resolves is adopted, or the other, is of little consequence ; two methods of voting suggested; all parties should be reconciled.] An honest American. NewYork, July 25, 1774. [New York, 1774.) I page. 4o.

New York, July 25, 1774. Extract of a Letter from London, by Way of Philadelphia, to a Gentle. man in this City. "The unhappy Disputes which at present subsist between Great Britain and America, fill our Minds with melancholy reflections, ... We are credibly informed here, that General Gage told Lord North, that he knew many Persons of Consequence in New York, who could easily be brought over to sell their Privileges for a Pension from the Crown, “ We are informed here that it is the Purpose of Lord North, to offer one of your Printers, Five Hundred Pounds, as an Inducement to undertake and promote Ministerial Measures." The Friends of Liberty, are therefore desired vigilantly to observe who are those Persons ..., and what Printer appears to promote Ministerial Measures, and endeavours to suppress Exertions in Favour of the Liberties of this Country. [New York, 1774.] 1 page. sm. 4o.

Snufile (Ebenezer), pseud. At a Meeting of the True Sons of Liberty, in the City of New York, July 27, 1774, Properly convened; Present, John Calvin, John Knox, Roger Rumpus, &c. &c. &c. ... By Order of the Meeting, Ebenezer Snuffle, Secre. tary. (New York, 1774.]

Fifteen resolves ridiculing the calling of a general congress, the non-importation agreements, and the proceedings of the committees of correpondence in general.

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