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of this work with his name on the title-page, which differs from the title-page of this second edition. In his address to the reader (omitted from the second edition) he writes: . . . Neither doe I appropriate the honour (if any due) of being the sole author of this Tractate, the whole substance of it full of good wishes and generall intentions, was communicated to me by a Gentleman of merit and quality, upon perusal of which, I found an obligation upon me not to bury those advantages Which may arise to our Country by keeping it lockt up in silence: the Gentlemans name whose permission I obtayned to make it publicke, is Mr. John Farrer of Geding in Huntingdonshire, a persõ of quality & fortunes, who has made good his affections to that incomparable Country, by hazarding a considerable summe towards the advancing of the first Plantation, and is yet so good a Patriot to be ready in promoving any good designe in the Southerne parts of the (there) unequald Countrey . . .
The tract is reprinted in the Force Tracts, Vol. II.
History of the British domñs in North America. 4 to.
1815 Catalogue, page 124, no. 250, as above, dominions not abbreviated.
The History of the British Dominions in North America: from the First Discovery of that vast Continent by Sebastian Cabot in 1497, to its present glorious Establishment as confirmed by the late Treaty of Peace in 1763. In Fourteen Books. London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Becket and Co., m dcc lxxiii . [1773.]
E188 .H67
First Edition. 4to. 2 vol. in 1, together 293 leaves, separate signatures and pagination, but without separate title page for Volume II, folded engraved map as frontispiece, of the British Dominions in North America according to the Treaty of 1763, by Peter Bell, Geographer, 1772.
Not in Halkett and Laing.
Sabin 32161.
Historical Magazine I, 189.
Not in Field.
Entered by Jefferson in his undated manuscript catalogue, with the price, 6/6.
Rogers’s account of North America. 8 vo.
1815 Catalogue, page 126, no. 172, as above.
ROGERS, Robert.
A Concise Account of North America: containing a Description of the several British Colonies on that Continent, including the Islands of Newfoundland, Cape Breton, &c. As to their Situation, Extent, Climate, Soil, Produce, Rise, Government, Religion, Present Boundaries, and the Number of Inhabitants supposed to be in each. Also of the Interior, or Westerly Parts of the Country, upon the Rivers St. Laurence, the Mississipi, Christino, and the Great Lakes. To which is subjoined, an Account of the several Nations and Tribes of Indians residing in those Parts, as to their Customs, Manners, Government, Numbers, &c. Containing many useful and entertaining Facts, never before treated of. By Major Robert Rogers. London: Printed for the Author, and sold by J. Millan, m dcc lxv . [1765.]
E162 .R69
First Edition. 8vo. 136 leaves; on the verso of the last preliminary leaf the author’s advertisement for the proposed second volume of the work, to be published by subscription at one English guinea.
Sabin 72723.
John Carter Brown 1473.
Boucher de la Richarderie VI, 6.
Field 1316.
Staton and Tremaine 392.
Gagnon 3053 (with date 1764).
Entered by Jefferson without price in his undated manuscript catalogue.
Robert Rogers, 1731-1795, New England colonial ranger, sailed for England in 1765, and there published this work and his journals. According to the various accounts of him he was in constant trouble with the English and the American governments for dishonest practices, which prevented his preferment, and he was in jail more than once. He is reputed to be the first person to use, in writing or in print, the name Ouregon [Oregon]. He died in England.
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