THE POLITICAL PROGRESS OF BRITAIN: OR, AN IMPARTIAL HISTORY OF THE ABUSES IN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, IN EUROPE, ASIA, AND AMERICA...THE WHOLE TENDING TO PROVE THE RUINOUS CONSEQUENCES OF THE POPULAR SYSTEM OF TAXATION, WAR, AND CONQUEST.

Philadelphia. 1795. 120pp. Dbd. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Minor soiling to outer leaves, some light scattered foxing. Very good. Item #WRCAM44847

A broad attack on Great Britain and all of her policies, by this rabid politician and Republican. The titlepage styles this both "Third edition" and "Part the First" - both statements are misleading. An edition was published in Edinburgh in 1792, but the text was considerably rewritten and expanded, resulting in an edition in 1794 and this third edition in 1795. Callender's publication of this work landed him in prison for sedition in 1793. He is famous for his scandal mongering upon arrival in America, two of his favorite targets being Hamilton and Jefferson. Callender's unscrupulous behavior was halted one day when, in a drunken stupor, he drowned in three feet of water in the James River. EVANS 28379. ESTC W28930.

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