THE SECOND PART OF AN ARGUMENT AGAINST EXCISES; IN ANSWER TO THE OBJECTIONS OF SEVERAL WRITERS; ESPECIALLY WITH REGARD TO THAT PART OF THE SUBJECT, WHICH RELATES TO THE POWER AND CONDUCT OF THE COMMISSIONERS AND OFFICERS OF EXCISE. WITH SOME REMARKS ON THE PRESENT STATE OF AFFAIRS. BY CALEB D'ANVERS OF GRAY'S-INN, ESQ.
London: Printed by H. Haines, at Mr. Francklin's in Russel-Street, Covent-Garden, 1733. 59, [1 blank], 12 [Appendix] pp. Disbound, first gathering loosened. Light dusting of title page, Very Good. The author argues extensively that Excises are "of the most dangerous Consequence to the Interest of Trade, as well as the Liberties of the whole Nation." He vigorously and contemptuously dispatches his opponents, a "Mob of Billingsgate Scribblers, who are always ready to throw Dirt, when They can do nothing else." Nicholas Amhurst and William Pulteney used the pseudonym 'Caleb D'Anvers' in articles in the 'Craftsman,' a weekly. FIRST EDITION. Kress 4062. Item #21864