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Rush, Benjamin Discourses concerning Government... Vol. 1. by Algernon Sidney

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07138 Author/Creator: Rush, Benjamin Place Written: Edinburgh; [Philadelphia?] Type: Book signed Date: 1750 Pagination: 453 p. 21.3 x 12.9 cm

Summary of Content: Vol. 1 only, by Algernon Sidney. Printed by G. Hamilton and J. Balfour. 8vo. Signed by 3 generations of the Rush family: Benjamin Rush (the Signer of the Declaration on front pastedown), Richard Rush (his son 1780-1859, on p. iii), and a namesake "Benjamin Rush/1860" (Richard's son, on front loose endpaper) The last named descendant has written a note annotating the Signer's signature "My grandfather, B.R. / 1860."


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsAmerican StatesmenGenealogy

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