Book/Printed Material A summary view of the rights of British America : set forth in some resolutions intended for the inspection of the present delegates of the people of Virginia, now in convention

[ Jefferson's copy ]

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Title

  • A summary view of the rights of British America : set forth in some resolutions intended for the inspection of the present delegates of the people of Virginia, now in convention

Summary

  • This pamphlet is Thomas Jefferson's personal copy of A Summary View of the Rights of British America, which he originally drafted in July 1774 as a set of instructions for the Virginia delegates to the first Continental Congress. Jefferson argued that the British Parliament had no rights to govern the colonies, which he claimed had been independent since their founding. He also described the usurpations of power and deviations from law committed by King George III and Parliament. Jefferson was not present in the Virginia House when his draft instructions were debated and the House adopted a more moderate position than the one he articulated, but his friends had his instructions published in pamphlet form. The pamphlet was circulated in London, as well as in Philadelphia and New York, and helped to establish Jefferson's reputation as a skillful, if radical, political writer. World Digital Library.

Names

  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826, former owner.
  • Rind, Clementina, -1774, printer.
  • American Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Thomas Jefferson Library Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • Williamsburg [Va.] : Printed by Clementina Rind, [1774]

Headings

  • -  United States--Politics and government--To 1775
  • -  Virginia--Politics and government--To 1775
  • -  Virginia--Williamsburg

Notes

  • -  Signatures: [A]⁴ B-C⁴.
  • -  English Short Title Catalogue, W9234
  • -  Evans, C. American bibliography, 13350
  • -  Sowerby, E.M. Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 3085
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  LAC ael 2019-04-11 no edits (1 card)
  • -  LAC ael 2019-04-26 no edits (1 card)
  • -  LAC rwp 2019-04-18 review

Medium

  • 23, [1] p. ; 20 cm, in a box measuring 22 cm (8vo)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • E211 .J44
  • E187 .C72 vol. 12 Copy 1 Forms part of the Jefferson Exhibit Collection. Thomas Jefferson's copy, with his annotations and corrections. In a box with: Quincy, Josiah. Observations on the act of Parliament ... Philadelphia, 1774. Issued separately.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 08016823

Online Format

  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Jefferson, Thomas, Thomas Jefferson, Clementina Rind, American Imprint Collection, and Thomas Jefferson Library Collection. A summary view of the rights of British America: set forth in some resolutions intended for the inspection of the present delegates of the people of Virginia, now in convention. [Williamsburg Va.: Printed by Clementina Rind, 1774] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/08016823/.

APA citation style:

Jefferson, T., Jefferson, T., Rind, C., American Imprint Collection & Thomas Jefferson Library Collection. (1774) A summary view of the rights of British America: set forth in some resolutions intended for the inspection of the present delegates of the people of Virginia, now in convention. [Williamsburg Va.: Printed by Clementina Rind] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/08016823/.

MLA citation style:

Jefferson, Thomas, et al. A summary view of the rights of British America: set forth in some resolutions intended for the inspection of the present delegates of the people of Virginia, now in convention. [Williamsburg Va.: Printed by Clementina Rind, 1774] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/08016823/>.