SOUTH CAROLINA, Colony
Acts Passed by the General Assembly of South-Carolina, at a Sessions Begun to be Holden at Charles-Town on Wednesday the Tenth Day of September ... in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-Six
Charleston: Printed and Sold by Peter Timothy, 1748. Folio. 7, [1, blank]pp.
Expertly bound in period marbled paper wrappers.
Provenance: Jacob Motte
A remarkably early South Carolina imprint.
There are two acts included in this imprint: one involving courts of chancery and the other establishing the township of Purrysburgh (near Hilton Head Island) as a separate and distinct parish. The official printer of South Carolina at this time, Peter Timothy, was the son of the proto-printer of the state, Lewis Timothy, and (as recorded by an article by Douglas C. McMurtrie) was a regular correspondent with Benjamin Franklin (who had helped his father establish the press). With provenance to Jacob Motte, plantation owner and political figure in colonial South Carolina, who was the public treasurer of South Carolina at the time these laws were published. An extraordinarily rare work, located by Gould and Morgan only in the Library of Congress copy and the present copy.
Bristol B1409; ESTC W31051; Gould & Morgan, South Carolina Imprints, 120; Sabin 87573; Shipton & Mooney 40480.