Connecticut Historical Collections, Containing a General Collection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, &C. , Relating to the History and Antiquities of Every Town in Connecticut, with Geographical Descriptions
New Haven, Connecticut, Durrie & Peck and J.W. Barber, 1846. Second Edition. Leather-bound. Full calf (9" x 6") with gilt chain borders.Elaborate gold-leaf design to spine. Lovely corpuscular brown, blue, green, red and white marbled endpapers. Frontis engraving of Hartford from opposite side of river. Three color fold-out state map. Moderate foxing throughout, but not so much so as to obscure. Brief history of each town, number of residents at last count etc.; list of epitaphs, Index (in front); Outline History of the state. (Howes B-120, P. 41). In the section on New Haven, sundry excerpts from newspapers past were reprinted, among them: "Last Saturday afternoon, David Slusher and James Daley were cropt, branded with the letter B on their Fore-heads, and received each of them Fifteen Stripes on their naked bodies, pursuant to their sentences, for sometime since breaking open, and robbing the shop of Mr. Philo Mills, of Derby." And: "A Likely Negro Wench and Child to be sold. Inquire of the . Printer. To be sold by the Subscriber of Branford, a likely Negro Wench, 18 years of age, is acquainted with all sorts of House Work; is sold for no fault. June 15, 1763. Very Good .
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Keywords: Connecticut History