Ledyard Petition Committee Report, Connecticut (1783)

Source: Connecticut State Library, Manuscript (Colleges and Schools, 1661-1789), Series I, Vol. II, Document 150.

Ledyard Petition Committee Report, Connecticut (1783), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Committee Report on the Petition of John Ledyard

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The report of the committee appointed to examine John Ledyard's petition to the Connecticut governor and legislature for a legislative printing privilege in his book about his voyages with Captain Cook. The report recommends granting a privilege to Ledyard. It also recommends the enactment of a general copyright statute and may have been the catalyst for Connecticut's copyright statute passed in the same year.

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  • Zug, James. American Traveler: The Life and Adventures of John Ledyard, the Man Who Dreamed of Walking the World. New York: Basic Books, 2005.

  • Gray, Edward G. The Making of John Ledyard: Empire and Ambition in the Life of an Early American Traveler. Yale University Press: New Haven, 2007.

Related documents in this database:
1781: Andrew Law's Petition
1783: Petition of John Ledyard
1783: Connecticut Copyright Statute

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Year: 1783

Location: Connecticut

Language: English

Source: Connecticut State Library, Manuscript (Colleges and Schools, 1661-1789), Series I, Vol. II, Document 150.

Persons referred to:
Huntington, Samuel
Ledyard, John
Wyllys, George

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Institutions referred to:
Connecticut General Assembly


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