London: Printed by Edward Owen, 1756. 64pp. Modern half morocco over linen boards, spine gilt. Contemporary manuscript annotation on titlepage. Titlepage lightly stained and dusty, internally clean and crisp. A very good copy. Item #WRCAM36178
A restatement of Britain's claims in the dispute over Nova Scotia and the area south of the St. Lawrence, east of Lake Champlain, and north of the Massachusetts area. This pamphlet, by William Shirley and William Mildmany, the British commissioners appointed in 1748 to resolve the dispute with the French, stresses the importance of the area to British trade and the security of the other North American colonies. The work specifically refutes several French pamphlets, including Mairobert's DISCUSSION SOMMAIRE. BELL F8. LANDE 216. TPL 246. SABIN 56129.