SOUTH CAROLINA, Colony
Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the Province of South-Carolina, at a Session Begun and Holden at Charles-Town, on Tuesday the Twent-Eighth Day of March ... in the Year of Our Lord 1749
Charleston: Printed by Peter Timothy, 1750. Folio. ,41,pp.
Expertly bound to style in period marbled paper wrappers
Provenance: Jacob Motte
A very rare Charleston, South Carolina imprint.
There are several acts included in this imprint, dealing with everything from containing infectious diseases in Charleston and building a new market in the city to erecting a beacon for Charleston harbor. Of particular interest is an act against frauds in packing indigo, one the of principal early products of the colony, and for the maintaining the streets and marketplace 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. Gould and Morgan locate only the Library of Congress copy and the present copy.
Bristol B1514; ESTC W31058; Gould & Morgan, South Carolina Imprints 131; Shipton & Mooney 40570.