London: 1819. -280 pp [as issued]. Bound in modern plain wrappers. several clean tears repaired expertly but affecting a couple of letters, blank corner of title leaf clipped. Good+.
Portions of this pamphlet first appeared in the Morning Chronicle and the Port Folio in 1819. Rattenbury discusses the political effects on England should the United States acquire the Floridas. He exposes Congress's "secret act and resolution" authorizing the President to seize by military force "the territory lying east of the river Perdido, and south of Georgia, in the event of an attempt to occupy the said territory, or any part thereof, by any foreign government or power." He argues for the acquisition of Cuba as "indemnity" for American acquisition of Florida.
Servies 996. Sabin 67960. Item #25747