An Historical Account for the First Settlement Of Salem, in West Jersey, By John Fenwick, Esq. Chief Proprietor Of The Same;; with many of the important events that have occurred, down to the present generation, embracing a period of one hundred and fifty years. R G. Johnson.
An Historical Account for the First Settlement Of Salem, in West Jersey, By John Fenwick, Esq. Chief Proprietor Of The Same;; with many of the important events that have occurred, down to the present generation, embracing a period of one hundred and fifty years.

An Historical Account for the First Settlement Of Salem, in West Jersey, By John Fenwick, Esq. Chief Proprietor Of The Same;; with many of the important events that have occurred, down to the present generation, embracing a period of one hundred and fifty years.

Philadelphia: Orrin Rogers, 1839. First edition. Hardcover. First edition. 18mo. (4" x 6") in plain brown cloth. Gift inscription on the title page "Mrs. Badger from her friend/ Mrs. Johnson (so possibly the wife of the author). (3 blanks), title, preface+ 173 pp. + final blank (no blanks missing at rear). A tight copy, some fade about the edges and to the spine, couple small light sopts to front and rear boards. Scattered moderate foxing throughout, heavier here and there. Robert Gordon Johnson (1771-1850) was a resident of Salem County in southern New Jersey and the founder of the New Jersey Historical Society. He delivered a series of historical discourse to the citizens of Salem at their Lyceum and it was published here in book form in 1839. The recollections contained herein are from about 1663 to 1830 with particular reference to John Fenwick, who arrived in Salem from England in 1675, establishing Fenwick's Colony, the first English settlement in what was then West Jersey. (Felcone 811). Very Good. Item #E26263

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