Observations on the dispute between the United States and France, addressed by . one of the ...

Observations on the dispute between the United States and France, addressed by . one of the representatives in Congress for the state of South Carolina, to his constituents, in May, 1797.second edition.

Harper, Robert Goodloe.

Published by (Pr. in Philadelphia & repr. by) Philanthropic Press, London, 1798
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Denunciation of France's aggressive stance, written by a politician who had been one of that country's most vocal American supporters during the Revolution. Harper, a prominent Federalist who served as a representative from South Carolina and later as a senator from Maryland, admits in this address his former pro-French sympathies before going on to critique the French assertions regarding various American actions and the U.S. treaty with Great Britain ? in fact, he goes so far as to call for war. This much-discussed tract was reprinted numerous times throughout the United States and Great Britain, both in English and in French, immediately following its initial appearance in 1797. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). [2 (lacking half-title)], 5?109, [1] pp. ESTC T110138; Sabin 30433. On Harper, see: Dictionary of American Biography, VIII, 285?86. Recent quarter blue morocco with blue cloth sides, spine gilt-stamped with title within gilt-ruled raised bands and with trefoils at head and foot. Half-title lacking; one page (not the title) stamped by a now-defunct institution. Faint traces of waterstaining to lower outer margins of most leaves. A handsome copy of an important document. Bookseller Inventory # 4791

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Title: Observations on the dispute between the ...

Publisher: (Pr. in Philadelphia & repr. by) Philanthropic Press, London

Publication Date: 1798

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