SOUTH CAROLINA, Colony
Acts Passed by the General Assembly of South-Carolina, at a sessions begun to be holden at Charles-town, on Thursday the fourteenth day of November...in the year of our Lord 1751. And from thence continued by divers adjournments to the 7th day of October, 1752
Charleston: Printed by Peter Timothy, 1753. Folio. 7, [1, blank]pp.
Expertly bound to style in period marbled paper wrappers.
A very rare Charleston, South Carolina imprint.
The acts consist of an amendment to an earlier act, and an act prohibiting exportation of corn, peas, and rice for an entire year. 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 copies at the Library of Congress, Harvard Law School, and the present copy.
Gould & Morgan South Carolina Imprints, 142; Shipton & Mooney 40674; Bristol B1632; ESTC W31063.