Front cover image for Jonathan Odell collection, 1750-1780

Jonathan Odell collection, 1750-1780

Consists of a manuscript, a letter, and a document of Jonathan Odell. The autograph manuscript is a contemporary copy of the political poem "The American Times: A Satire" (29 pp.), "In three parts, in which are delineated the Characters of the leaders of the American rebellions . . ." The poem, attributed to Odell and published in 1780 under the pseudonym "Camillo Querno," is an invective aimed at the American leaders of the Revolution. A portion of the first page has been torn away. It also has been attributed to George Cockings, to Daniel Batwell, to Jonathan Boucher, and to Myles Cooper. Odell's letter (undated) is to John Boynton, a merchant in Philadelphia. The document in the collection is the parole oath written and signed by Odell on July 20, 1776, to the New Jersey Provincial Congress in which he vows not to aid the British during the American Revolution
Archival Material, English, 1750