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520 Appendix.

VII

PETITIONS FOR AND AGAINST REMOVAL OF THE
COUNTY SEAT OF BALTIMORE COUNTY FROM
JOPPA TO BALTIMORE TOWN, 1768

A. PETITIONS FOR REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT

[THE PETITIONS FOR REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT
FROM JOPPA TO BALTIMORE TOWN TOTAL FORTY-ONE IN
NUMBER. THEY ARE DISCUSSED AT LENGTH IN THE IN-
TRODUCTION (PP. Ixxxvi-xc). THEY ARE ALL IN PRINTED

BROADSIDE FORM, THE SIGNATURES FOLLOWING THE
PRINTED TEXT, WHICH RECITES THE REASONS WHY RE-
MOVAL WAS URGED. THESE BROADSIDES, PRINTED BY
NICHOLAS HASSELBACH OF BALTIMORE, FALL INTO THREE
GROUPS — TWO OF THESE GROUPS ARE PRINTED IN ENGLISH
ALONE, AND ONE GROUP IN BOTH ENGLISH AND GERMAN.
THE PHRASEOLOGY OF ALL PETITIONS IS THE SAME, BUT
THERE ARE SLIGHT DIFFERENCES IN TYPE SET-UP, AND
BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS PRINTED IN ENGLISH ALONE
IN THE ABBREVIATIONS FOR WORDS. THESE DIFFERENCES
ARE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL BY LAWRENCE WROTH IN HIS
A History of Printing in Colonial Maryland (PP. 232-
233). WROTH DESIGNATES THE MORE NUMEROUS OF THE
TWO ENGLISH GROUPS, SOME THIRTY BROADSIDES, AS No.
286; IN THE PETITIONS WHICH FOLLOW THESE ARE 1-28
AND 35-36. THE SMALLER GROUP OF FOUR BROADSIDES IN
ENGLISH, A SLIGHT VARIANT OF THE LARGER GROUP AND
DOUBTLESS A LATER ISSUE FROM THE PRESS, ARE DESIG-
NATED BY WROTH AS No. 285; OF THIS GROUP ARE PETI-
TIONS 37 AND [39]-[41]. THE ENGLISH-GERMAN BROAD-
SIDE GROUP DESIGNATED BY WROTH AS No. 287 EXIST IN
ONLY ONE PRINTED FORM, ARE SEVEN IN NUMBER, AND
FOLLOW AS PETITIONS 29-34 AND [38].]

[The following Advertisement preceding the petition roll is in
manuscript form]

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