Item #80496 Neueste und Richtigste Nachricht Von Der Landschaft. Benjamin Martyn, Johann M. Kramer.

Neueste und Richtigste Nachricht Von Der Landschaft

Item #80496

[Martyn, Benjamin] and [Kramer, Johann M.., translator]. Neueste und Richtigste Nachricht Von Der Landschaft Georgia in Dem Engellandischen America. Gottingen: Johann Peter Schmid, 1746. 88pp. including woodcut decorations. Titlepage printed in red and black. 12mo. Later stenciled paper-covered boards. Light shelf wear, tape residue on lower portion of spine and boards. Internally clean. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Very good. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 746/138. DE RENNE I:120. VD18 11407603. VAIL 433. HOWES K264, "aa," M355, "aa." PALMER 368. SABIN 56848. OCLC 47321303, 83141722, 29053077. The first German translation of Benjamin Martyn's important report on Georgia, called by Crane "perhaps the most famous of all Georgia pamphlets." This German pamphlet is actually a translation and adaptation of several of Martyn's works, including content taken from his NEW AND ACCURATE ACCOUNT..., IMPARTIAL INQUIRY..., and REASONS FOR ESTABLISHING THE COLONY OF GEORGIA, along with additional details inserted by the translator, Johann Matthias Kramer, based on his years spent living in America. The original report includes an enthusiastic description of the land, along with arguments concerning the benefits to be enjoyed by England upon sending her poor to colonize Georgia, where they "may be happy...and profitable to England." The present translation omits some of the remarks specific to Great Britain in favor of details on Georgia's resources and other important facts for prospective German emigrants to know. Kramer notes that it is forbidden to bring slaves or alcohol to trade with Native Americans, and further that "All children from foreign nations who are born in the province of Georgia, along with all of their descendants, are considered natural-born Englishmen, just as in England and all her other dominions, and have the same rights and freedoms enjoyed by them" (our translation). Important for the German audience, he also writes "that to encourage and animate the spirits of all those who wish to settle in Georgia, freedom of belief is granted to each and every inhabitant, EXCEPT for Roman Catholics, and for the free practice of their religion, so long as they do so peacefully and amicably, and cause the government no frustration." The final section includes advice "on the most important resources and.

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