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[Shipley, Jonathan]:

A SPEECH, INTENDED TO HAVE BEEN SPOKEN ON THE BILL FOR ALTERING THE CHARTERS OF THE COLONY OF MASSACHUSETT'S BAY.

T.Cadell, London: 1774 vii, 36 pp. No half title, disbound with a bit of loosening. Rubberstamp at head of title page. Light uniform tanning. A few small chips to blank corners, else Very Good. The first of at least four, and possibly as many as six, London editions published in This pamphlet protests Parliament's Intolerable Acts, depriving Massachusetts of the right of self-government in the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party. "It has always been a most arduous task to govern distant provinces, with even a tolerable appearance of justice...Arbitrary taxation is plunder authorized by law." "Deplores Britain's uncompromising colonial measures." Howes. FIRST EDITION. Howes S420. Newberry Library Revolutionary War Pamphlets 491. Adams Controversy 74-74a. Adams Independence 141a. Gephart 3172. Sabin 80511.


Book Id: 11241

Price: $375.00

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