1772 2vol. Hudibras S. Butler Signed Christopher Ellery 1789 Senat. Rhode Island

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Hudibras in three part; Written in the time of THE LATE WARS: Corrected and amended with large annotations
and preface by Zachary Grey LL.D Adorn'd with a set of new cuts the third edition London Mdcclxxii
Contains many cuts by W. Hogarth, some fold outs. Comes in 2 Volumes.

Condition: All pages very clear and readable, some pages have foxing and/or staining. Page 208 of volume II is disconnected
from spine. Some of the lovely fold-out prints have tears along the folded parts. The binding is generally holding up, solid covers.
All pages seem to be present except possibly one foldout that may be missing an extended part.
Vol 1: First part. Frontispiece, Title page, i-xiv, Preface i-xxxvi, plate, 1-424, 16 page index, blank page.
Vol 2: 2nd part. 1-112, 3rd part. 113-446, Index 23 pages.

This book, very importantly, was owned by Christopher Ellery The U.S. Senator of Rhode Island,
 it is inscribed  '
Christopher Ellery Esq Collector of the customs Newport R.I. 1789'
Interestingly, being aware of the wikipedia article below, this book adds to the factual record about this important senator as
from what his inscription says he was collector of customs in 1789,  which was before Rhode Island joined the Country,
Congressional records show that his uncles tenure started in 1790 when Thomas Jefferson appointed him to the post.
So according to this book the nephew held the post for a short time before his uncle then repossessed it in 1820.
This fact has not appeared anywhere else besides for right here in the sentence above, and this book proves it.
Thus making this the sole piece of supporting evidence of this historical fact.

Christopher Ellery:
Christopher Ellery (November 1, 1768 – December 2, 1840) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Newport, he graduated from Yale College in 1787, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Newport. He was clerk of the superior court of Newport County from 1794 to 1798.

Ellery was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ray Greene and served from May 6, 1801, to March 4, 1805. He was defeated for reelection in 1804 by James Fenner, the son of the Governor. Ellery was appointed by President Thomas Jefferson as United States commissioner of loans at Providence in 1806, and was appointed collector of customs at Newport, succeeding his uncle, holding that office from 1820 to 1834. He died in Middletown in 1840; interment was in Island Cemetery, Newport.

Christopher Ellery was a nephew of William Ellery, a Continental Congressman from Rhode Island.

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