A COUNTER-ADDRESS TO THE PUBLIC, ON THE LATE DISMISSION OF A GENERAL OFFICER. THE THIRD EDITION. General Henry Seymour Conway, Horace Walpole.

A COUNTER-ADDRESS TO THE PUBLIC, ON THE LATE DISMISSION OF A GENERAL OFFICER. THE THIRD EDITION.

London: Printed for W. Nicoll, 1764. [47, [1- advt] pp, 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 by Horace Walpole, Conway's close friend and relative, issued in at least four editions during 1764. It argues that Conway "did not deserve Punishment for his late Conduct, nor could apprehend he had such ungenerous Enemies as would add the grossest Abuse to the full Vengeance which Power had given some Men an Opportunity of exercising."
ESTC T122493. Sabin 17416 [4th edition]. Item #36051

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