Philadelphia: Printed for, and sold by, William Cobbett. Nov. 1796. 78 pp. Disbound, else Very Good.
Cobbett's blistering attack on the "Gallic usurpers" and especially Minister Adet, with a strong defense of President Washington and his stewardship of foreign policy. Adet, egged on by the Francophiles in Washington's administration (particularly Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe), had abused his hospitality in this country by publicly attacking the Treaty with England, which would supplant France with England as America's chief ally. Gaines [Cobbett] writes that the pamphlet contains "a careful discussion of treaties." Cobbett describes Jefferson as "a Frenchman in politics and morality."
Evans 30226. Gaines (Concealed Authorship) 96-55. Gaines (Cobbett) 25a. Item #33597