THE LETTERS OF ALGERNON SYDNEY, IN DEFENCE OF CIVIL LIBERTY AND AGAINST THE ENCROACHMENTS OF MILITARY DESPOTISM, WRITTEN BY AN EMINENT CITIZEN OF VIRGINIA, AND FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE RICHMOND ENQUIRER IN 1818-19. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, IN AN APPENDIX, THE REMARKS OF MR. RITCHIE AS REFERRED TO BY THE AUTHOR OF "ALGERNON SYDNEY" IN PAGE 30 OF THIS PAMPHLET. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE PRESENT PUBLISHER. Benjamin W. Leigh.

THE LETTERS OF ALGERNON SYDNEY, IN DEFENCE OF CIVIL LIBERTY AND AGAINST THE ENCROACHMENTS OF MILITARY DESPOTISM, WRITTEN BY AN EMINENT CITIZEN OF VIRGINIA, AND FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE RICHMOND ENQUIRER IN 1818-19. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, IN AN APPENDIX, THE REMARKS OF MR. RITCHIE AS REFERRED TO BY THE AUTHOR OF "ALGERNON SYDNEY" IN PAGE 30 OF THIS PAMPHLET. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE PRESENT PUBLISHER.

Richmond: Printed and Published by T.W. White, 1830. viii, [1]-49, [1 blank], [55]-65, [1 blank] pp [as issued]. Bound into attractive modern two-toned cloth. Scattered foxing, Good+.

"An arraignment of General Andrew Jackson" [Swem], accusing him of "a temper at once vindictive and tyrannical," of offering "the bribe of governmental patronage," and charging him with a brazen effort "to enslave the Press, and thereby corrupt the very fountain of public liberty."
The passage of time has not altered Jackson's character defects, demonstrated during his military campaigns in Florida and Louisiana, and vividly portrayed with material on Jackson's conduct there. Leigh was a Virginia Whig who had long opposed Jackson. A widely respected lawyer, he later became Reporter of Decisions of the Virginia Supreme Court.
FIRST EDITION. Howes L238. Haynes 10582. Swem 3103. Wise & Cronin 343. Cohen 6134. Item #32110

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