New York: Printed for the Author, by G. and R. Waite, and Published by J.W. Fenno, 1800. 62, [2 blanks] pp, disbound. Tanned, scattered foxing. Several tears to title page [lower blank forecorner tear, small tears affecting a couple of words from the quotation beneath the title and repaired on verso]. Inner blank margin of second leaf repaired with tape. Profusely annotated and underlined with contemporary hand. Some foxing, generally in the margins. Good or so.
The book is characterized by "violent Anglophilia and anti-democratic rantings." Daniel, SCANDAL & CIVILITY. JOURNALISM AND THE BIRTH OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, page 368, note 60."The action of the southern legislatures in appointing presidential electors pledged to Jefferson, thus precluding a test and making his choice practically certain, was the cause for alarm. The remedies proposed by the author were as much out of accord with the historical conditions as might be expected. He desired to secure a more centralized government by abolishing the states and replacing them by counties governed by lieutenants. The individual power of the president was to be lessened and an immediate declaration of war against France, with whom naval hostilities had for some time been in progress, was urged." Ellis, JOSEPH DENNIE AND HIS CIRCLE, Bull. U. TX, JULY 15, 1915, pp 131-32.
Evans 37417. Gaines 00-16. 2 BAL page 441. Sabin 19771. Item #25506