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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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                                                            ¦Jan 1783¦
Your Honours committee appointed to take
into consideration the Memorial of John
Ledyard [presented] to this Assembly, take
leave to report that in thier Opinion
a publication of the Memorialist's Journal
on his Voyage round the Globe may be
beneficial to these United States & to the
world, & it appears reasonable & just
that the Memorialist should have
an exclusive right to publish the same
for a Reasonable Term, and as it
appears that Several Gentlemen of Ge-
nius & reputation are also about to
make Similar Applications, for the exclusive
right [to] publish works of their Respective
Compositions, Your Committee are
of Opinion that it is expedient to
pass a general bill, for that purpose
and Whereupon report the
annexed Bill

                              All which is submitted by
your Honours humble Servants
                              Signed per Order.
                              Sam Huntington

In the upper House
            The above Report of the Committee is accepted and approved
                                    Test George Wyllys Secretary


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