[New Brunswick: George F. Hopkins], 1795. 22, [2 blanks] pp. Stitched. Early library rubberstamp on title page, lightly toned, else a Very Good copy.
Our colleague Joseph Felcone has explained the dispute that gave rise to this pamphlet; and has identified Aristides [not William Griffith, as Gaines and Evans supposed, but John Rutherfurd] and the printer [George Hopkins of New Brunswick]. ESTC endorses Felcone's scholarship. "This pamphlet is the only known product of Hopkins's New Brunswick press other than a handful of surviving issues of his newspaper" [Felcone Collection].
The pamphlet is "part of the last significant pamphlet controversy in the long-standing dispute between the East and West Jersey proprietors over the location of the line dividing the two former provinces and the ownership of the lands within the 'angle' formed by the two disputed lines" [Id.]. The Address explains, "It is credibly reported that certain persons (professing to be agents of the Eastern Proprietors) have been conveying lands within the Angle, and selling quit claims to the owners whose titles are founded on West-Jersey rights. To guard against such impositions for the future is the principal object of this publication."
II Streeter Sale 934. Felcone Collection 20. Felcone Bibliography 752. Evans 28773. Gaines 95-01. 168 Eberstadt 360. ESTC W11767. Item #29817