Academic journal article Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

Acknowledgments

Academic journal article Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

Acknowledgments

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Many people have helped to make this short volume much better than it otherwise would have been. For their comments and suggestions offered on drafts of the text or for assistance in various other ways, I am grateful to Professors Roger L. Emerson, Roger J. Fechner, Norman Fiering, Marc Hanvelt, Jane McLeod, and Daniel Ritchie. I also thank the Press's two reviewers, Professors John Dixon and Christopher Grasso, for their attentive readings.

At the American Philosophical Society Press, I especially thank Mary McDonald, Director of Publications. It has been my pleasure to work with her as she has expertly guided the project from submission to publication. The APS Publications Board, I thank for accepting for publication my manuscript on the historical contexts of Bordley's Necessańes (1776), and also for recommending that we include a reprinting of the pamphlet. At International Graphic Services, Pamela Lankas's copy editing contributed in no small way to the finished product, as did the index she prepared.

For allowing me access to their rich collections without which this project could not have been attempted, I thank the American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, MA); the American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia, PA); the Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscript Library, Yale University (New Haven, CT); the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University (Providence, RI); the Library Company of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA); the Maryland Historical Society (Baltimore, MD); the Maryland State Archives (Annapolis, MD); the Maryland State Law Library (Annapolis, MD); and the Pennsylvania Historical Society (Philadelphia, PA). …

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