[Hartford], 1795. 64pp. 20th-century red half morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Light, even toning; minor foxing. Very good. Untrimmed. One of the pamphlets relating to the Yazoo Claims problem. The controversy was a result of the granting of lands by the state of Georgia in the area of present-day Alabama and Mississippi, touching on the course of the Yazoo River. This pamphlet was issued by the Georgia Mississippi Company to defend their rights to the lands they were offering for sale in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. The lands were granted to the Company by the Georgia legislature after extensive bribes changed hands, and the case quickly became a major scandal. Georgia rescinded the grant the following year, although the case dragged on in court until 1814. According to Everitt Wilkie, this was printed in Hartford, not Philadelphia as stated in Evans. HOWES G126, "aa." EVANS 28745. STREETER SALE 1158. DE RENNE I, p.270. VAIL 1027. COHEN 7867. SABIN 27112. DAH V, p.503. (Inventory #: WRCAM839)
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