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A dictionary of the English language in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers : to which are prefixed, a history of the language, and an English grammar by Samuel Johnson
Le Spectateur by Joseph Addison
The ancient and modern history of the Brethren, or, A succinct narrative of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren, or, Unitas Fratrum, in the remoter ages, and particularly in the present century by David Cranz
The new law-dictionary: containing the definition of words and terms, and also the whole law, and practice thereof, &c. Carefully abridged: ... for the use and benefit of students, attornies and solicitors, ... Whereto is added, a curious catalogue or register of the year-books and reports, with the times of their publication &c. by Giles Jacob
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About meJohn Askin (1739-1815), fur trader, merchant, and local official in what is now Michigan. Born in Northern Ireland, Askin came to North America in 1758-9 as a merchant charged with supplying the British Army. He settled first at Detroit, then moved to Michilimackinac (now Mackinaw City, MI). Askin married in 1770 and had ten children with his wife (plus three with an unknown woman prior to his marriage).
About my libraryAskin's library, one of the first known collections in Michigan, is documented in annual inventories of his estate dated 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1787, and ~1808, plus an 1821 inventory of Askin's estate titled "Inventory of Property Real and Personal Belonging to the Estate of the Late John and Archange Askin, Sandwich." Each of these contains a section headed "Writing Implements, Books, and etc." - these list the books by author and/or short title and an assigned monetary value.
Real nameJohn Askin
LocationMichilimackinac and Detroit, MI
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