Butterfield, L. H. John Witherspoon Comes to America
Butterfield, L. H. John Witherspoon Comes to America

Butterfield, L. H. John Witherspoon Comes to America

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Butterfield, L. H. John Witherspoon Comes to America: A Documentary Account based largely on New Materials. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Library, 1953. First Edition. [6243]

Black cloth spine with gilt titles, decorated paper over boards, 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches, xiv., 99 clean pp., tight. No dj as issued. Very good. Hardcover.

"It was not easy to persuade Witherspoon to leave his native Scotland and accept appointment as Princeton's sixth president. This volume tells the dramatic story of the negotiations of 1766-1768 which brought to America the man who was to preside over the College of New Jersey for nearly a quarter of a century and who in 1776 was the only educator and clergyman to sign the Declaration of Independence. It is based largely on previously unpublished letters, now in the Princeton University Library, from Witherspoon to a young Princeton graduate, Benjamin Rush, who was also to sign the Declaration." - Bibliographical Note, p. v.