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Cheetham, James (fl. 1800) A Dissertation concerning political equality, and the corporation of New York

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05931 Author/Creator: Cheetham, James (fl. 1800) Place Written: New York Type: Pamphlet Date: 1800 Pagination: 50 p. 22.2 x 14.4 cm

Pencil inscription "S. H. [?] Parsons" on cover. Discusses New York City politics and the Declaration of Independence. Printed by D. Denison. First edition.

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