Fourth Letter to the People of England. On the Conduct of the

SHEBBEARE, JOHN

Publication Date: 1756
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[SHEBBEARE, JOHN]. A Fourth Letter to the People of England. On the Conduct of the M------rs in Alliances, Fleets, and Armies, since the first Differences on the Ohio, to the taking of Minorca by the French. London: For M. Collier, 1756. [4], 111 p. Removed from a bound pamphlet volume. First and last few leaves loose, else very good. First edition. A remarkably outspoken criticism of the Ministry's failure to stop French encroachments on the Ohio. The author discusses the British activities in the area, mentioning George Washington, Braddock's movements, the high price of hiring Hessian mercenaries, etc. Shebbeare issued seven Letters in all, of which this and one other concern America. After the sixth Letter Shebbeare was arrested for libel and imprisoned for three years. Howes S368; Kress 4066. Bookseller Inventory # 9135

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Title: Fourth Letter to the People of England. On ...

Publication Date: 1756

Edition: 1st Edition

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