Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 37, no. 4 October 1980

George Grenville and America:
The Years of Opposition, 1765 to 1770

Philip Lawson

“Clearing the Medium”: A Reevaluation of the Puritan Plain
Style in Light of John Cotton’s A Practicall Commentary
Upon the First Epistle Generall of John

Jesper Rosenmeier

“High-Born, Long-Recorded Families”:
Social Origins of New Jersey Assemblymen, 1703 to 1776

Thomas L. Purvis

Notes and Documents

Five Maryland Censuses, 1700 to 1712:
A Note on the Quality of the Quantities

Russell R. Menard

New Lights in New London:
A Group Portrait of the Separatists

Peter S. Onuf

“An Important Question Answered”: William Graham’s
Defense of Slavery in Post–Revolutionary Virginia

David W. Robson

Reviews of Books

Nash, The Urban Crucible: Social Change, Political Consciousness, and the Origins of the American Revolution. By Marc Egnal655

Webb, The Governors-General: The English Army and the Definition of the Empire, 1569–1681.
By Stephen Baxter658

Jedrey, The World of John Cleaveland: Family and Community in Eighteenth-Century New England. By Robert A. Gross661

Leverenz, The Language of Puritan Feeling: An Exploration in Literature, Psychology, and
Social History
. By Andrew Delbanco665

Savage, Discovering America, 1700–1875. By James P. Ronda667

The Correspondence of the Three William Byrds of Westover, Virginia, 1684–1766, ed. Tinling.
By Jane Carson670

Dickinson, Liberty and Property: Political Ideology in Eighteenth-Century Britain. By Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr.671

Smith, The Early Career of Lord North the Prime Minister. By Charles R. Ritcheson673

The Revolutionary War in the South: Power, Conflict, and Leadership. Essays in Honor of John Richard Alden, ed. Higgins. By Franklin B. Wickwire676

The Southern Experience in the American Revolution, eds. Crowe and Tise. By Franklin B.

O’Connor, William Paterson: Lawyer and Statesman, 1745–1806. By Donald M. Roper679

Sellers, Mr. Peale’s Museum: Charles Willson Peale and the First Popular Museum of Natural Science and Art. By Irma B. Jaffe681

Bush, The Dream of Reason: American Consciousness and Cultural Achievement from Independence to the Civil War. By J. Meredith Neil683

Littlefield, Africans and Creeks from the Colonial Period to the Civil War. By James H.
O’Donnell III685