Andrew Law's Petition (1781)

Source: Connecticut State Library, Manuscript (Colleges and Schools, 1661-1789), Series I, Vol. II, Document 147.

Andrew Law's Petition (1781), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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and vending the Tunes following - for the Term
of five Years from this Date, he conceives such an exclusive
right is not incompatible with the principles of a free State
& not invading the rights of any individual, your Memorialist
will furnish to the public as many Copies as they shall Demand
& at a reasonable Rate as they can [XXXXXX] be afforded,
and your Memorialist as in Duty bound will pray dated
at Hartford this 15th day of October AD 1781

                                                            Andrew Law

            In the upper House
                        The Prayer of the Memorial is granted
                        And that a Bill in form may be brought in thereon

      The Tunes of which the book consists are as follows - viz

Aynhoc                              Northington                              Anthems
Ballock                              Ode on Spring                        trip, shine, O Zion for they Light
Bunker Hill                              Providence                        If the Lord himself
Cheshire                              Psalm 21                        I said I will take heed,
Denbigh                              22                        O clap your hands,
Denmark                              25                        O Lord our Governor,
Easter                              32                        O Lord God of Israel,
Elstow                              46                        O sing unto the Lord a new song
Falmouth                              115                        Praise the Lord O my soul
Farmington                              122                        The beauty of Israel is slain
Freedom                              136
Greenwich                              148
Judgment                              Rugby
Keen                              Salem
Leeds                              Southington
Leicester                              Springfield
Loughborough                              Trumpet
Middletown                        Willingborough
Milford                              Waybridge

Concurred in the Lower House
[?] Jed. [?] Clerk


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