The University of Cambridge Asserts its Rights Marriott, Sir James [1730?-1803]. The Rights and Privileges of Both the Universities and of the University of Cambridge in Particular Defended in a Charge to the Grand Jury at the Quarter Sessions for the Peace Held in and For the Town of Cambridge the Tenth Day of October 1768. Also An Argument in the Case of the Colleges of Christ and Emmanuel. Cambridge: Printed by J. Archdeacon, 1769. 36 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light toning, leaves starting to separate at ends but secure, light foxing and soiling in a few places, somewhat heavier to title page, small chip to bottom gutter of final leaf. $650. * Only edition. The independence of Oxford and Cambridge had been severely reduced by the reforms of Archbishop Laud in the seventeenth century, but by the mid-eighteenth century, the universities began to reassert their authority with the help of figures like Sir James Marriott and Sir William Blackstone. The present title documents an argument made by Marriott that the universities, particularly several colleges of Cambridge, were too heavily taxed under the poor laws. OCLC locates 3 copies of this title in law libraries (UC-Berkeley, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania). The ESTC adds a copy at Harvard Law School. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) T45069.
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