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wicz-the most discussed of the recent books, with Bourget, Hardy, and Meredith for pleasure. Evidently the library furnished but a small part of her reading.

These twenty teachers would divide into practically the same groups if separated according to the culture of the families to which they belong, for the teacher's reading is of the same character as that of her sisters or friends, who may be artists, trained nurses, librarians, etc., or merely "at home." The proportion of professional readers would be the same, varied of course in actual content by the profession represented.

In considering the large share of fiction in this teacher's reading, one must not forget that three or four volumes of that class may be read in the time needed for one good history or biography, making the time consumed in light reading not nearly so great as the figures would seem to indicate. One should remember, too, the exhausting nature of their work, if well done, the amount of vital energy given out leaving little initiative for self-culture.

ALICE WILde.

SOME MATERIALS FOR A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COLONY OF NEW YORK, 1693-1775.

Collected by A. R. Hasse, Chief of the Document Department.

PART I. 1693-1727.

**The following list includes a collation of printed publications issued by authority of the government of the colony of New York, and now deposited in the New York State Library, the library of the New York Historical Society, the library of the New York Society Library, the Library of Congress, the library of the Pennsylvania Historical Society, the library of the Association of the Bar of New York, the British Museum, the Public Record Office, London, and the New York Public Library.

All indication of type, other than capitalization, has been avoided. Imprints have been italicized uniformly throughout, regardless of the kind or kinds of type used in the original print. The size given for broadsides is the outside measurement of the type page, the longitudinal measurement being given first. Warrants, commissions and other legal papers, though printed, have not been included in this list.

Paging has been given as found in the publication. When it was found to be reasonably correct, it has been placed after the imprint, as is customary; when it was found to be much involved in error, it has been given in a separate line above the signature collation.

An explanation seems necessary of the manner of dating the session laws. The title-page of these laws often bears as its final date the date of the last law passed, which may be days, or even weeks, earlier than the date of the close of the session. The entry of the session laws has in all cases been dated with the date of the last day of the session during which the acts were passed.

The assignment of location does not necessarily signify that, when only one depository is mentioned, but one copy of the publication is known. The location is supplied mainly for the purpose of showing where the copy of the print from which the collation was made is deposited.

Prints not seen by the compiler are indicated by an asterisk.

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An even approximately perfect bibliography of the present subject cannot be completed until all copies of at least the earlier publications have been located, and all prints of these copies compared. is only by this method that variations, such as those shown in the April 10, 1693 broadside, or in the July 24, 1724 acts, will be discovered.

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1693.

The prevailing supposition is that April 10, 1693. marks the date of the introduction of printing into New York. This assumption is based on the first warrant for the salary of William Bradford, the first printer. The warrant is dated October 12, 1693, and is for salary for six months, "due on the roth preceding." The first three items of this list without any other date than that of the year 1693 have been arranged in order of possible priority. The two laws, printed in 1693, have been placed in order of enactment in the preceding year, and the Narrative" has been given precedence over all, because of the conjecture of Dr. Moore in his "Introduction of Printing into New York," viz., p. 15: "To all these first-fruits of Bradford's press in New York, which have been preserved and are still extant in one or more specimens of each, I have now to add the record of a publication, hitherto unrecognized among them, but which may prove to have been the earliest of them all." It will, however, without further research, be difficult to prove that this hitherto unknown volume may really lay claim to the first print done in New York. (Compiler.)

N. Y. S. L.: New York State Library, Albany.
N. Y. Soc. L.: New York Society Library, New
York City.

P. H. S.: Pennsylvania Historical Society, Phila-
delphia.

P. R. O.: Public Record Office, London.

[1] A Narrative | Of an Attempt made by the | French of Canada | upon the | Mohaques Country | Being Indians under the Protection of their Majesties Government of New-York. | To which is added, | 1. An Account of the present State and Strength of Canada, 2. The Examination of a French Prisoner. | 3. His Excellency Benjamin Fletcher's Speech to the Indians. | 4. The Answer of the five Nations of the Mohaques to his Excellency. 5. Proposals made by the four chief Sachims... | 6. An Address from the Corporation of Albany. [Colophon] Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Anno 1693. 14 pp. F°.

Signature [A]-B in twos, C in threes.

The American edition of Bayard's Journal, never described before, its existence being known only by the statement in the preface to the London edition that: "We have this Credit to

the Truth of our Narration, That 'tis no more than what has been already Printed at New-York, by his Excellency's (the Commander in Chief in the Expedition) particular Authority there."

In the Barlow copy of the London edition, now in the Lenox collection in the New York Public Library, there is the following manuscript memorandum (referring, of course, to that edition): 66 4 copies known British Museum Huth collection J. C. Brown Barlow Collection."

An edition of 150 copies of the London edition was reprinted in New York by Joseph Sabin in 1868; a reduced facsimile of the title-page of the original London edition is given in the Memorial History of the City of New York, i: 499.

[2] Province of New-York, ss. | Anno Regni Gulielmi & Mariæ, | Regis & Reginæ, | Angliæ, Scotia, Franciæ & Hiberniæ, | Quinto. | An Act for Restraining and Punishing Privateers | and Pyrates. pp. 1-3, verso blank. F. N. Y. P. L. Signature A in twos.

[3] Anno Regni Gulielmi & Mariæ, | Regis & Reginæ, Angliæ, Scotia, Franciæ & Hiberniæ, | Quinto. | On the Tenth Day of September, 1692, in the | Fifth Year of their Majesties Reign this Act passed | at the City of New-York. | An Act for Restraining and Punishing Privateers and Pyrates. | pp. 1-3, verso blank. F°. Signature A in twos. Title no. 2 in Dr. Moore's "Introduction of Printing into New York."

On September 2, 1692, Governor Fletcher offered to the Council the draft of an act against privateers and pirates recommended to him by their Majesties, which, being approved, was ordered to the House. Here it received its first and second reading on September 3, was read for the third time and engrossed on September 6, 1692. On September 7 it received its first reading in the Council, was read for the third time on September 9, and signed by the governor on September 10, 1692. On this same day it was published by the governor at the city hall in presence of the Assembly and of the Mayor and Aldermen of New York City. (Compiler.)

[4] An Act for Granting to their Majesties the Rate of One Penny per Pound upon all the Real and Personal Estates within this Province of NewYork, &c. To be allowed unto his Excellency the Go- vernour, for the Care of the Province, November the 12th, 1692. | pp. 1-4. F°. N. Y. P. L.

Signature A2. "Printed before Sept. 1st, 1693," has been supplied in MS. on p. 1 of this copy.

This was one of seven acts proclaimed at the State house on November 14, 1692, in presence of the governor, the Council and the Assembly. (Compiler.)

April 10.

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[5] Anno Regni Gulielmi & Mariæ, | Regis & Reginæ, Angliæ, Scotia, Franciæ & Hiberniæ, Quinto. The 10th of April, Anno Domini 1694. An Act for raising six Thousand Pound for the payment of three Hundred Volunteers, and their Officers, to be imployed in the Re-inforcement of the Frontiers of this Province at Albany, from the first of May | next, to the first of May then next following, in the year of our Lord 1694. | [Colophon.] Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Printer to King William and Queen Mary, at the City of New-York, 1693. 3 ll. F°.

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April 10.

[6] Anno Regni Gulielmi & Mariæ, | Regis & Reginæ, | Angliæ, Scotia, Franciæ & Hiberniæ, Quinto. The 10th of April, Anno Domini 1693. An Act for raising six Thousand Pound for the payment of three Hundred Volunteers, and their Officers, to be imployed in the Re

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June.

[8] To Coll. Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governor | In Chief of the Province of New-York, Province of Penn | silvania, Country of New-Castle, & the Territories and Tracts of Land thereon depending in | America, | And ViceAdmiral of the same. The Address of some of the Peaceable and well Affected | Free-holders and Inhabitants of the Town and County of Philadelphia. | n.d., pp. [1-3, verso blank.] F°.

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This document is endorsed in a contemporary hand "Rec'd 26 Sept., 1693, from Coll. Fletcher."

The Address was probably printed in New York. Governor Fletcher was in Philadelphia from April 24 to June 5, 1693. The document has every appearance of being Bradford's work. It was received in London in one package with other Bradford prints done in New York, and, considering Fletcher's solicitude for Bradford, it seems wholly likely that he carried back with him to New York the MS. of this address to be put into type by Bradford. The item is not found in Hildeburn's Penn. Press. (Compiler.)

June 8.

[9] Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in | Chief of the Province of New-York, Province of Pennsilvania, and Country of NewCastle, and the | Territories and Tracts of Land depending thereon in America. To all officers and ministers Ecclesiastical and Civil through- | out the Provinces and Territories under my Government. ... [Dated Fort William Henry the 8th Day of June, 1693.] Printed by William Bradford, Printer to King William & Queen Mary at the City of New-York, Anno 1693. Broadside, N. Y. S. L. 104 x 6 in. Printed in full in Wallace's Bradford, p. 67.

June 8.

[10] Benjamin Fletcher, Capiteyn Generael, en opper-Gover- | neur van de Provintie, van NieuwYorke, de Provintie van Pennsylvania, en't Landtschap van Nieuw-Casteel, | ende Terratorien en Landeryen, daer toe belhorende | in America. | Aen alle Officieren ende Bedienaers, soo Kerkelyke, als Burgerlyke door de gantsche | Provintien en Landschappen onder myn Governement. | Also ick sekerlyk ge-informeert ben, Dat de Soon van Warnaer Wessells | .... | [Dated Fort Willem Hen

drick, 8ste Dag van Juny, 1693.] Gedruckt tot Nieuw- Yorke, by William Bradfordt, Anno 1693. Broadside, 10 x 5% in.

This collation was made from the copy deposited in the archives of the Collegiate Church, New York City.

June 8.

[11] Benjamin Fletcher, Capiteyn Generael, en opper- Governeur van de Provintie, van NieuwYorke, de Provintie van Pennsylvania, en't Landtschap van Nieuw-Casteel, ende Terratorien en Lander- | yen, daer toe belhorende in America. | Aen alle Officieren, ende Bedieniers, soo Kerkelyke, als Burgerlyke door de gant- | sche Provintien en Landschappen onder myn Governement. | Also ick sekerlyk ge-informeert ben, Dat de Soon van Warnaer Wessells ....│[Dated Fort Willem Hendrik. 8ste Dag van Juny, 1693.] Gedruckt tot Nieuw Yorke, by William Bradfordt, Anno 1693. Broadside, 8 x 5 in.

This collation was made from a facsimile in v. 1, p. 593, of the Memorial History of New York. The size is the outside measurement of the type page of the facsimile. Attention is directed to the variation in the lining and in the spelling.

July.

[12] To His Excellency | Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governor in Chief of Their Majesties Pro- | vince of New-York, Province of Pennsilvania, Country of New-Castle, Territories | and Tracts of Land depending thereon in America, Vice-Admiral of the same. The humble Address of the Mayor, Recorder, Alder-men and Commonality of their Majesties City of New-York, conven'd in Common Council. Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Printer to King William and Queen Mary at the City of New York, Anno Domini 1693. Broadside. 13 x 834 in. P. R. O.

Signed by Stephen De Lancey and 13 others. Presenting a cup of gold to Gov. Fletcher on his return from his third expedition to Albany.

Endorsed in a contemporary hand "Rec'd 26 Sept. 1693 from Coll. Fletcher," and in a modern hand "July. 1693."

July 27.

[13] By His Excellency | Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of the Province of New-York, Province of Pennsilvania, Country of New-Castle, and | Territories and Tracts of Land depending thereon, in America, and Vice- Admiral of the same. | A Proclamation Forasmuch as their most Excellent Majesties, King William and Queen Mary by their Letters | [Dated at Fort William Henry, July 27, 1693.] Printed by William Bradford, Printer to King William and Queen Mary at the City of New-York, Anno 1693. Broadside. 94 x 8 in. P. R. O. This document is endorsed in a contemporary hand "Rec'd 25 Sept. 1693 from Coll. Fletcher."

King William and Queen Mary at the City of New York, 1693. Il. F°.

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August 25.

[14] By His Excellency, Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of their Majesties Province of New-York, Province of Pennsylvania, County of New Castle, and the Territories and Tracts of Land depending thereon, in America, and Vice-Admiral of the same. A Proclamation. [On the erection of fire Beacons to give warning of invasions by the French, dated Fort William Henry, the 25th Day of August, 1693.] Printed and sold by William Bradford, Printer to their Majesties

(Mem. Hist. N. Y. 1: 587.)

The above rendering of this broadside is the same as that given by Dr. Moore in his "Introduction of Printing into New York," with these exceptions: Dr. Moore omits the hyphen in Vice Admiral, and after "Proclamation " he inserts "Province of New York, ss." and the variation in the imprint, which is rendered by Dr. Moore as follows: “Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Printer to their Majesties King William, and Queen Mary at the City of New-York, 1693." In the precis of the subject matter of the broadside, given in brackets, Dr. Moore uses the word "notice place of "warning."

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Printed in full in Wallace's Bradford, p. 69.

[15] A Catalogue of Fees | Established by the | Governour and Council | At the Humble Request of the Assembly | [Colophon] Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Printer to their Majesties, King William and Queen Mary, at the Bible in New-York, 1693. pp. 1-11, verso blank.

F°.

P. R. O., N. Y. P. L.

Signature A in fours, C in twos.

"This catalogue of fees was printed after the 20th of September, in that year; for it was sent up from the House of Representatives to the Governor and Council for their action, on that day." (Moore, Introd. printing into New York.)

October.

[16] An | Account | of | Several Passages and Letters between his Excellency | Benjamin Fletcher, | Captain General and Governour in Chief of the Province of New-York, | Province of Pennsilvania, Country of New Castle, & Commissionated | by their Majesties under the great Seal of England, to be their Lieut. | and Commander in Chief of the Militia, and of all the Forces by Sea | and Land within their Majesties Collony of Connecticut, and of all the Forts and places of Strength within the same. And The present Administrators, of the Laws in the Collony of Connecticut, in the Month of October, 1693. | [Colophon] Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Printer to their Majesties King William and Queen Mary, at the Bible in NewYork, 1693. pp. 1-8. F°. N. Y. P. L.

Signature A, B in twos.

Collated from pen facsimile of a copy in the Carter-Brown library.

November 8.

[17] Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of Their Majesties Province of New-York, Province of Pennsilvania, Country of New-Castle, and the Territories and Tracts of Land depending thereon in America, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Their Majesties Lieutenant and Commander in Chief of the Militia, & of all the Forces by Sea and Land within Their Majesties Collony of Connecticut, and of all the Forts and places of Strength within the same. A Proclamation [to the people of Connecticut, dated Fort William Henry, "the Eight Day of November, 1693," urging them to yield and render an intire Obedience unto their Majesties most Gracious Commission."] Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Printer to their Majesties, King William and Queen Mary at the Sign of the Bible in the City of New York, 1693. F°.

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(Mem. Hist. N. Y. 1:588.)

The above rendering of this broadside is the same as that given by Dr. Moore in his "Introduction of Printing into New York," except that Dr. Moore omits the u in Governour; and after Commission, which he follows by a comma instead of a period, he prints "and referring to the Proclamation of

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the 28th October last." Dr. Moore also supplies this note: "This proclamation was published in MS. only-and a copy is to be found among the Archives of the State of Connecticut. It is also printed in Conn. Col. Records: iv. 115-117."

November 13.

[18] By His Excellency | Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governor in Chief of Their Majesties Province of New-York, Province of Pennsilvania, Country of New-Castle, and the Territories and Tracts of Land depending thereon in America, and | Vice-Admiral of the same, Their Majesties Lieutenant and Commander in | Chief of the Militia, & of all the Forces by Sea and Land within Their Majesties Collony of Connecticut, and of all the Forts and places of Strength | within the same. | A Proclamation | Whereas I am given to understand that sundry Souldiers and Marriners have deserted Their.... [Dated at Fort William Henry, the Thirteenth Day of November, 1693.] Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Printer to Their Majesties, King William and Queen Mary, at the Sign of the Bible in the City of NewYork, 1693. Broadside. 10% x 8 in. N. Y. S. L. Relating to capture of deserters, "fugitive servants, or spyes.'

1694.

[19] Seasonable considerations offered to the good people of Connecticut.

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The warrant for the printing of this document is dated April 15, 1694. (Council Min. v. 7.)

Signature: A-1, K-U, X in twos.

A facsimile of the title-page is reproduced in Mem. Hist., N. Y., 1:557. The Grolier Club of New York has issued a limited facsimile edition of the entire volume.

[21] An Account | of the Treaty | between | His Excellency | Benjamin Fletcher Captain General and Governour in Chief of the Province of New-York, &c. | and the | Indians | of the | Five Nations, | viz. | The Mohoques, Oneydes, Onnondages, Cajonges, | and Sennekes, at Albany, beginning the 15th of August, 1694. | Printed & Sold by William Bradford, Printer to their Majes ties, King William and Queen Mary, at the Sign of the Bible, in New York, 1694. 4°. B. M.

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Collation: Title leaf and first leaf of text unpaged, then PP. 5-39, verso blank.

Signature: 2 leaves, b-h in twos, 2 leaves unsigned, k in twos.

York is not a Legal Charter, for the Original I have lately seen, is sealed with ye Duke of York's seale, and neither the Great Seal of Engld. nor Seale of the Province, yet it bears date the 2d year of K. James, so that the whole foundation is wrong: In strictness this is no city, and all the judgments that have been passed in their Mayor's Court are void; yet Coll Dongan, I am told, & Mr. Graham got a good sum of money for this charter. I send you ye printed Copy of ye sd Charter." (Extr. Earl of Bellomont to Secretary Board of Trade, Nov. 29, 1700.)

[22] [Half-title] The | Charter | of the | City of New-York. Thomas Dongan Lieutenant Governour & Vice Admiral | of New-York and its Dependencies, under his Majesty | James the second, by the Grace of God, of England, | Scotland, France & Ireland, King, Defendor of the Faith, | supream Lord & Proprietor of the Collony & Province of New-York, and its Dependencies in America, &c. To all to whom this shall come, sendeth Greeting. [Signed by Thomas Dongan, April 27, 1686. Attested by Ja. Graham, April 27, 1686.] pp. 1–9, 9-10, I p. blank. F°. P. R. O. Signature A-C in twos. "Besides all that, it appears plainly the charter of New

The fact that this copy of the charter was found in a MS. letter of date of 1700 would seem to set at rest any doubt as to its claim to be the print of 1694. (Compiler.)

March 24.

[23] Anno Regni Gulielmi & Mariæ, Regis & Reginæ, Angliæ Scotia Franciæ & Hiberna [sic], Sixto. The 24th of March, Anno Dom. 1693. | An Act for the raising and paying one hundred and seventy men for the securing of the Fronteers of this Province, in the City and County of Albany. .... pp. 85-92. F°. N. Y. P. L.

[20] The Laws & New York. Acts of the | General Assembly | for | Their Majesties Province | of | or 1695. New York, As they were Enacted in divers Sessions, the first of which began April, the 9th, Annoq; Domini, | 1691. | At New-York, Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Printer to their Majesties, King William & Queen Mary, 1694. 12 N. Y. P. L.

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Collation: Title page, verso blank; a Table of Contents of the Laws, 1 leaf; pp. 1-84.

Signature Y-Z in twos.

The acts of the first session of the fourth assembly, misdated 1694-5 for 1693-4. On comparing the five acts here printed with the votes of the Assembly it appears that they were passed at various times during March-the last on the 24th-and approved by the Governor on the 26th of the month in 1693-4, not 1694-5 as printed in the heading." (Mem. Hist., N. Y., 1: 591).

The 1694-5 as here used is probably intended to indicate the period covered by the Assembly, viz., the 4th, 1694-5, of the first session of which, viz., March 1-26, these are the votes. (Compiler.)

The first supplement of the 1694 Law Book.

[24] The Laws and Ordinances of the City of New York: William Bradford, 1694

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The Ordinances-twenty in number-were ordered to be printed Oct 25, 1694; Bradford's bill for printing them and the charter was "allowed" Jan. 16, 1695-6. (Mem. Hist. N. Y., 1: 591).

October 23.

[25] [Royal Arms] | The fourth assembly, second Sessions: | Beginning the 4th day of October, and ending the 23d of the same, Anno | Regni Regis & Reginæ Gulielmi & Mariæ, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franciæ & Hiberniæ, Sexto. | An Act for the raising and paying one Hundred Men, to be raised for the Re-in . . . . | 2 11. F°. N. Y. P. L.

Signature I in twos.

Current issue of the second supplement of the 1694 Law Book. That another print of these acts was made is assumed from the break in the pagination and in the signature marks. See table at end of check list.

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1695.

April 22.

[27] By His Excellency | Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governor in Chief of Their Majesties Province of New-York, and the Territories and Tracts of Land depending | thereon in America, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Their Majesties Lieutenant and Commander in Chief of the Militia, and of all the Forces | by Sea and Land within Their Majesties Collony of Connecticut, and of all the Forts and places of Strength within the same. | A Proclamation | Whereas I have found the Detaching of the Inhabitants of this Province, . . [Dated at Fort William Henry, April 22, 1695.1

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