SOUTH CAROLINA, Colony
Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis Magnae Britaniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Tricesimo. At a General Assembly Begun and Holden at Charles-Town, on Tuesday the Twelfth Day of November ... in the Year of Our Lord, 1754. And from thence Continued by Divers Prorogations and Adjournments to the 21st Day of May 1757
Charleston: Printed by Peter Timothy, 1757. Folio. 27pp.
Expertly bound to style in period marbled paper wrappers.
Provenance: Jacob Motte
A very rare act of taxation in colonial South Carolina.
The personal copy of Jacob Motte, with his signature on the titlepage. Motte was a plantation owner and political figure in colonial South Carolina, and also the public treasurer of the province at the time these laws were published. This copy has extensive marginalia and other notations throughout. These notations, calculations, and holographic notes and corrections are evidently by Motte, since a tax act of this kind would certainly have related to his work in the treasury. 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 in an article by Douglas C. McMurtrie) was a regular correspondent with Benjamin Franklin (who had helped his father establish the press). Gould and Morgan locate only the copy at the Library of Congress and the present copy of this rare imprint.
Bristol B1923; ESTC W31382; Gould & Morgan, South Carolina Imprints 167; Shipton & Mooney 40940.