CONSIDERATIONS ON THE SOCIETY OR ORDER OF CINCINNATI; LATELY INSTITUTED BY THE MAJOR-GENERALS, BRIGADIER-GENERALS, AND OFFICERS OF THE AMERICAN ARMY. PROVING THAT IT CREATES A RACE OF HEREDITARY PATRICIANS, OR NOBILITY. INTERSPERSED WITH REMARKS ON ITS CONSEQUENCES TO THE FREEDOM AND HAPPINESS OF THE REPUBLIC. ADDRESSED TO THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA, AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES. BY CASSIUS. SUPPOSED TO BE WRITTEN BY AEDANUS BURKE, ESQUIRE, ONE OF THE CHIEF JUSTICES OF THE STATE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA. Aedanus Burke.

CONSIDERATIONS ON THE SOCIETY OR ORDER OF CINCINNATI; LATELY INSTITUTED BY THE MAJOR-GENERALS, BRIGADIER-GENERALS, AND OFFICERS OF THE AMERICAN ARMY. PROVING THAT IT CREATES A RACE OF HEREDITARY PATRICIANS, OR NOBILITY. INTERSPERSED WITH REMARKS ON ITS CONSEQUENCES TO THE FREEDOM AND HAPPINESS OF THE REPUBLIC. ADDRESSED TO THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA, AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES. BY CASSIUS. SUPPOSED TO BE WRITTEN BY AEDANUS BURKE, ESQUIRE, ONE OF THE CHIEF JUSTICES OF THE STATE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA.

Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Robert Bell, 1783. 16pp. Bound in modern marbled paper wrappers. Blank top margin of title page clipped, lightly foxed. Good+.

This attack on the Society first issued from Charleston earlier in 1783. A patriotic organization whose membership descends to the "eldest male posterity" of the original Revolutionary Officer member, the Society "usurp a nobility without gift or grant, in defiance of Congress and the states." It is "a hereditary peerage" which "opens a theatre for ignominious distinctions, for jealousy and hatred, and ends in civil war, between these patricians and the people, if the latter have any spirit left."
Howes B973. Evans 17863. Hildeburn 4278. Item #32983

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