A SCHEME FOR A PAPER CURRENCY, TOGETHER WITH TWO PETITIONS WRITTEN IN BOSTON GAOL IN 1739-1740. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ANDREW MCFARLAND DAVIS.
Providence: Club for Colonial Reprints, 1908. 8vo, original quarter vellum; printed on Van Gelder paper. (4), xxxi, (4), 36-80, (4) pages; two-leaf facsimile of broadside tipped in as issued. Fine or nearly so. (Item ID: 0737)
The fifth publication of the Club for Colonial Reprints of Providence, Rhode Island, limited to 100 copies, of which this is number 98. An intriguing, if little-known, manifesto on the currency problems facing the Massachusetts Bay colony in the late 1730s and early 1740s, with a scheme toward their relief.