SOUTH CAROLINA, Colony
Acts of the General Assembly of South-Carolina, Passed the 7th of April, 1759
Charleston: Peter Timothy, 1759. Folio. 58,pp.
Expertly bound to style in period marbled paper wrappers.
A very rare volume of laws printed in Charleston, South Carolina.
Laws include acts to tax transient persons, revisions to the election laws, regulation of auctions, prevention of the spread of "malignant and contagious Distempers," and an act "for the more effectual Relief of insolvent Debtors." 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. An exceptionally rare work, with copies known only at the Library of Congress and the present copy.
Bristol B2076; ESTC W31069; Gould & Morgan, South Carolina Imprints 184; Shipton & Mooney 41081.