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[Brown, Charles Brockden]:

THE BRITISH TREATY. WITH AN APPENDIX OF STATE PAPERS; WHICH ARE NOW FIRST PUBLISHED.

Printed, unknown where, or by whom sold. London: Re-Printed for John Joseph Stockdale, America: 1808 147, [1] pp. Disbound, Scattered light fox and soil, Good+. On the Treaty of 1806, negotiated by Pinkney and Madison but rejected by President Jefferson. Brown dedicates it "To Those Members of Congress Who Have the Sense to Perceive and the Spirit to Pursue the True Interests of their Country," the pamphlet attacks English invasions of American sovereignty. Referring to the British ship Leopard's assault on the Chesapeake, the author says that, "The attempt to search a public ship of war appears to us unjustifiable; and more especially so on our own coast." The author predicts, correctly, that the British would offer reparations and thus avoid war over the incident; and offers unflattering opinions on Jefferson-- "a schemer, perpetually occupied with some strange out-of-the-way project"-- and Madison, "a man of feeble mind." The appendix, beginning on page 93, prints Jay's Treaty of 1794; Letter from T. Jefferson, Sept. 5, 1793; His Majesty's Explanatory Notes of the new Treaty; and Mr. Merry's Letter. Sabin 8127. 78 NUC 0855205 [9].


Book Id: 15777

Price: $175.00

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