A NEW YEAR'S GIFT TO THE DEMOCRATS; OR OBSERVATIONS ON A PAMPHLET, ENTITLED, 'A VINDICATION OF MR. RANDOLPH'S RESIGNATION.' BY PETER PORCUPINE.
Philadelphia: Published by Thomas Bradford, Printer, 1796. iv, -71, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, mild toning. Else Very Good. "Second Edition" printed at head of title page.
The pamphlet is Cobbett's no-holds-barred attack on Randolph and his 'Vindication.' Randolph had resigned as Washington's Secretary of State after having been accused of collaborating with France. The 'Vindication' charged that Washington had lost his mental acuity and leadership abilities. Cobbett says Randolph conspired with the French in covert opposition to the Jay treaty; he has perpetrated an "abominable falsehood" [Gaines].
Gaines, William Cobbett 10d-g. Howes C522. Evans 30216. ESTC 31143. Item #36269