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Author: Mather, Increase, 1639-1723.
Title: A brief relation of the state of New England from the beginning of that plantation to this present year, 1689 in a letter to a person of quality.
Publication info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 April (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: A brief relation of the state of New England from the beginning of that plantation to this present year, 1689 in a letter to a person of quality.
Mather, Increase, 1639-1723., Kick, Abraham., Mather, Increase, 1639-1723.

London: Printed for Richard Baldwine ..., 1689.
Notes:
Attributed to Increase Mather. Cf. NUC pre-1956.
What is evidently a first draft of the above, containing about one-half of the text, is among the Hutchinson papers in possession of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and was printed in its collections, 3rd ser., v. 1, p. 93-101; the handwriting is not that of Mather.
The "Brief relation" includes in addition the 12th article of the Declaration of the gentlemen, merchants, and inhabitants of Boston, Apr. 18, 1689 (believed to have been written by Mather); Abraham Kick's letter to the Princess of Orange, Feb. 1, 1689 n.s.; and a translation of Mather's "De successu Evangelij apud Indos in Nova-Anglia epistola. Ad ... Johannem Leusaenum." It was reprinted in Force's Tracts, v. 4, no. 11, and Andros tracts, v. 2, p. 147-170, the latter containing a discussion of authorship.
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Reproduction of original in Huntington Library.
Subject terms:
New England -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A50190.0001.001

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A BRIEF RELATION OF THE STATE OF New England.
Books lately Printed for R. Baldwin.