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The Maryland Press, 1777-1790 by Joseph Towne Wheeler.
Volume 438, Page 164   View pdf image (33K)
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A History of the Maryland Press, 1777-1790
... In Three Volumes, | ... [signed] Goddard and Langworthy. | Baltimore, June 10, 1785. | [Balti-
more: Printed by Goddard and Langworthy, 1785.]
Folio. Two leaves.
Leaf measures: 15 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches.
The work was to have been printed in three handsome octavo volumes on good paper with an elegant type, neatly bound
and lettered. The price was one guinea of which one half was to be paid in advance. See Chapter Four for a more detailed
discussion of the proposed publication.
Evans, 10029.
NYPL. LC (Washington Papers.)
369. GREEN, FREDERICK. Annapolis, May, 1785. | Sir, | I Have undertaken to print for the public
use to be | subject to the disposal of the General Assembly, a few | copies of all the Laws of this
State, from Bacon's Col- | lection up to the present time ... [signed] Frederick Green. [Annapolis:
Printed by Frederick Green, 1785.]
Folio broadside.
Leaf measures: 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches.
Circular letter probably sent to the leading men in the state, especially the lawyers, notifying them of the proposal to
print the laws.
Not in Evans.
Photostats in MdHS and JCB.
370. ———— Annapolis, May 4, 1785. | Frederick Green, Printer to the State, having undertaken,
by Order | of the Legislature, to print, for the Use of the Public, ... | ... One hundred Copies of
all the Laws now in | Force ... | Terms and Conditions. | [Annapolis: Printed by Frederick Green,
Folio. Two leaves. Second leaf is blank.
Leaf measures: 12 x 7 1/4 inches.
Subscription papers for Hanson's Laws. Copies were sold at three pounds each.
Not in Evans.
Photostats in MdHS and JCB.
371. The | Horror of Murder, | Blasphemy, | and | Sacrilege. | Containing | A True account, of a
most shocking | Murder, | Committed on the body of the Rev. | Father Moor, | At Tralee, in Ire-
lnd, | [rule] | Frederick-Town. | Printed by M. Bartgis. | M,DCC,LXXV.
8vo. Four unsigned leaves.
Pages: [I]-8.
Leaf measures: 6 x 3 3/4 inches.
Describes the murder of an Irish Catholic priest by a group of six "very profane blasphemous young men" and the
wrath of God which they brought upon themselves. They were found the next morning " .. scatter'd in different parts
of the Church-yard ... and ... in an adjacent field, in a flame of fire, with blood gushing out of their mouths ..." A. good
example of the contemporary literature designed to lead the youth into the path of righteousness by showing him the pro-
gressive stages from cursing and swearing and Sabbath breaking to murder. See numbers 383 and 384 for similar publications
by Bartgis in German during the same year.
Not in Evans.
372. MARYLAND. Annapolis, January 20, 1785. | By the House of Delegates, | January 8, 1785. |
Resolved, | That it is the opinion of this house, | that the happiness of the people, and | the good
order and preservation of | civil government, depend upon mo- | rality, religion, and piety ...
[Annapolis: Printed by Frederick Green, 1785.]

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