The Congress Canvassed: or, an Examination Into the Conduct of the Delegates, at Their Grand Convention....by A.W. Farmer. Samuel Seabury.
The Congress Canvassed: or, an Examination Into the Conduct of the Delegates, at Their Grand Convention....by A.W. Farmer.

The Congress Canvassed: or, an Examination Into the Conduct of the Delegates, at Their Grand Convention....by A.W. Farmer.

[New York: James Rivington], 1774. 19th-century three-quarter calf with marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco gilt label. 27, [1] pp.

”Seabury was the leading Tory spokesman in the American colonies as the Revolution progressed. In this pamphlet he attacks the actions of the first Continental Congress in detail. On the last page he takes note of Alexander Hamilton's first pamphlet, A Full Vindication of the Measures of Congress..., just published as an attack on Seabury's earlier pamphlet. Seabury states that he is "neither frightened nor disconcerted by it" and promises to reply shortly. The pamphlet battle between Seabury and the youthful Hamilton marked the launching of the latter's brilliant career and is one of the most interesting political exchanges of the Revolutionary era.”—Reese, Revolutionary Hundred.

REFERENCES: Howes S252, "aa"; Sabin 78562; Evans 13601; Adams, American Independence, 135a; Streeter Sale 756; Reese, Revolutionary Hundred 22.

CONDITION: Moderate wear to extremities and joints. Light tanning and occasional foxing (heavier to first and final leaves). Contemporary ownership inscription on title page, earlier bookseller's description mounted to front pastedown. Very good. Partially untrimmed.

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Price: $5,500.00

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