AN ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW ENGLAND. BY ALGERNON SYDNEY.

Portsmouth: 1809. 36pp, stitched, untrimmed, scattered fox and minor extremity chipping. Good+. "In this impassioned vindication of Jefferson's administration, Postmaster General Gideon Granger anonymously argued that Jefferson was a friend of commerce who, in proposing the embargo, had promoted long-term commercial interests. The embargo had prevented U.S. merchants from becoming captive vassals of English trade. Granger urged New England not to separate from the Union, warning that to do so would bring economic disaster upon the region because New England would no longer enjoy the privilege of shipping and marketing goods from the South and West." Sheidley [citing an 1809 printing]. The work is "an earnest plea for the Union, pointing out the disastrous effects in New England should dismemberment result from Federalist disloyalty." DAB. There were a number of printings of this work, the first having issued from Washington in 1808. Howes G300. Sheidley 118. VII DAB 484. Gaines 09-05. AI 17657 [4]. Item #9696

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