THE RUSH-LIGHT. 30TH AUGUST, 1800. BEING THE SIXTH NUMBER OF VOLUME I. AN ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF ENGLAND.

[London: 1800]. [259]-309, [1 blank] pp. [as issued]. Caption title [as issued]. Loose [one staple], badly torn at blank margins, with small amount of text obliterated on about ten leaves. Fair.

"Mulcted of 5,000 damages in the Rush action, and with legal costs and a further fine for his breach of good behaviour coming to as much again, Cobbett decided to strike another blow at his enemies, and if possible to recoup some of his lost fortune. On 15 February 1800 he began a new fortnightly paper, The Rush-Light" [Pearl]. "The sixth number of the Rush-Light appeared after Cobbett's return to England from America. In the address, Cobbett deals pretty harshly with Americans" [Gaines], especially Adams and Jefferson.
Gaines identifies this as the New York reprint of the London first; it contains all the points so noted by him. But neither Evans, Shipton, Bristol, nor NAIP records the item, thus suggesting a London imprint.
Gaines, Cobbett 56b. Pearl 45. Lomazow 49. Item #32835

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