1766.011: Defense of Samuel Chase.

Published: 1766

Full Title: To the publick. July 18th. 1766. I waited upon Mr. Jonas Green the printer of this province, with the following vindication of myself, from the aspersions of Messrs. Walter Dulany, M. Macnemara, Geo. Steuart, John Brice and U. Scot ... but he refused to give it a place in his paper; this partiality of the press ... has reduced me to the necessity of taking this step of clearing myself to the world. ...

Author: Chase. Samuel (1741-1811).

Place Issued: Uncertain

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: [4 ] pgs.; (fol.)


Title included in this Index in order to match the entries in Evans and Clayton-Torrence, even though it does not appear to be a Virginia imprint. Evans assigned this uncredited imprint to William Rind out of the printer's association with Jonas Green of Annapolis before his arrival in Williamsburg in 1766. Such an attribution is doubted here, as the typographical work evident in this imprint is inferior to that seen in other imprints that Rind produced there. Chase was a member of the Lower House of the Maryland General Assembly who was vilified by several of the Loyalist members of the Upper House in Green's Maryland Gazette in June 1766 for his fervent opposition to the Stamp Act in 1765. Chase was later a delegate to the Continental Congress, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court who presided over the 1800 sedition trial of James T. Callender in Richmond, and the first federal judge impeached (and acquitted) under the Constitution.

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