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363. The Constitutional courrant. Sept. 21, 1765.

Note: One issue published as a political tract against the Stamp Act.

Publisher: Andrew Marvel (pseud, of William Goddard) at the Sign of the Bribe refused, on Constitutional Hill, North America; printed at Woodbridge, N.J., on the press of James Parker.

L.C. file contains:

1765. Sept. 21.
Note: Two editions are form A and C as designated in the Proceed- ings of the Colonial Society of Masachusetts, Dec. 1907. Form A, a sheet printed on both sides, has above the title the motto, "Joint or die", and in the title the design of a snake cut into 8 parts marked with the initials N.E., N.Y., N., J., P., M., V., N.C., and S.C., and the tip of the tail turned to the left; form B, also a sheet printed on both sides, but not in the Library of Congress file, has the motto and a similar snake designed with the tip of the tail turned right, without the periods after the initials, and surrounded by double border lines forming a rectagle; form C, a broadsheet with much of the text omitted, and without the snake design or the motto. Goddard states that the Constitutional courant was printed at Woodbridge, N.J., but it is probable that reprints appeared at Boston or New York. Only one issue was published.
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