Eighteenth-Century American Newspapers in the Library of Congress
363. The Constitutional courrant. Sept. 21,
Note: One issue published as a political tract
against the Stamp Act.
Publisher: Andrew Marvel (pseud, of William
Goddard) at the Sign of the Bribe refused, on
Constitutional Hill, North America; printed at
Woodbridge, N.J., on the press of James Parker.
L.C. file contains:
Note: Two editions are form A and C as
designated in the Proceed- ings of the Colonial
Society of Masachusetts, Dec. 1907. Form A, a
sheet printed on both sides, has above the title
the motto, "Joint or die", and in the title the
design of a snake cut into 8 parts marked with
the initials N.E., N.Y., N., J., P., M., V.,
N.C., and S.C., and the tip of the tail turned to
the left; form B, also a sheet printed on both
sides, but not in the Library of Congress file,
has the motto and a similar snake designed with
the tip of the tail turned right, without the
periods after the initials, and surrounded by
double border lines forming a rectagle; form C, a
broadsheet with much of the text omitted, and
without the snake design or the motto. Goddard
states that the Constitutional courant was
printed at Woodbridge, N.J., but it is probable
that reprints appeared at Boston or New York.
Only one issue was published.
1 v. V. 694
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