AN ADDRESS TO THE PUBLIC, ON THE LATE DISMISSION OF A GENERAL OFFICER. General Henry Seymour Conway, William Guthrie.

AN ADDRESS TO THE PUBLIC, ON THE LATE DISMISSION OF A GENERAL OFFICER.

London: Printed for W. Nicoll, 1764. [4], 43, [1 blank] pp, with the half title [detached but present], as issued. Disbound, light dusting, else Very Good.

On the dismissal of General Henry Seymour Conway, a distinguished military man and Member of Parliament who had spoken against the Crown's imposition of restrictive measures upon the American Colonies. According to the Dictionary of National Biography, Conway was "dismissed from his offices and employments for opposing George III's arbitrary measures."
This pamphlet defends Conway's dismissal: "It has always been the undoubted right of the Crown, to make and remove the officers of the army at pleasure. This is a part of our constitution, and to endeavour to rob the Crown of it, is an invasion of our constitution, and the readiest way to bring those liberties into danger, which we thus injudiciously mean to defend."
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