Hands Off My Book!

One of our catalogers recently pointed out the following…and of course, we felt like sharing—unlike Mr. Hillman!

VC345_2_1792copy5

Here’s my translation of the handwriting from the flyleaf (but please correct me if you think I am wrong!):

Saml. Hillman

Sandy Harris — Book

This is the property of Saml. Hillman and not Sandy Harris as he states — Why will men choose to claim that which does not belong to them

The “argument” over this book can be found in copy 5 of the following item:

A collection of the statutes of the Parliament of England in force in the state of North-Carolina / published according to a resolve of the General assembly by Francois-Xavier Martin … Newbern : From the Editor’s Press, 1792. VC345.2 1792

Interestingly enough, there is a list of subscribers to this publication at the end of the book–and neither Mr. Harris nor Mr. Hillman is listed.

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