Charles Town, SC: P. Timothy, 1741. [Washington: Wm. Q. Force, 1836], 1836. Disbound. Very Good binding. Item #6392
Octavo. viii, xiii, , 80 pp. Removed from binding. From: Tracts and Other Papers, Relating Principally to the Origins, Settlement, and Progress of the Colonies in North America. Volume I (1836). Here in modern laid paper wrappers. A bright copy with limited toning to the leaves; the first 8 pages, seems to be duplicated including the title page, the dedication to Ogelthorpe, and the first leaf of the Preface.
"The most interesting of all books about Georgia written in the colonial period, for attack is almost always more interesting than praise. The authors were driven out of Georgia and took refuge in Charleston in 1740, and they give here their account of what they felt to be Oglethorpe’s despotism. The work is a masterpiece of invective and one of the cornerstones of the historical literature of Georgia. John Wesley was at Savannah at this time, and the book charges him with arbitrary conduct, especially after his attempts to marry a lady who refused him and instead married Mr. William Williamson of Savannah" Streeter 1147. Church corroborates Streeter's assessment writing, "It contains a masterly statement of the author's alleged grievances against Oglethorpe, and is one of the most expert pieces of writing to be found in our early literature" Church 940. Clark I, 161; Howes T-6; Sabin 94218.