THE POLITICAL FUGITIVE: BEING A BRIEF DISQUISITION INTO THE MODERN SYSTEM OF BRITISH POLITICS; AND THE UNPARALLELED RIGOR OF POLITICAL PERSECUTION: TOGETHER WITH SEVERAL MISCELLANEOUS OBSERVATIONS ON THE ABUSES AND CORRUPTIONS OF THE ENGLISH GOVERNMENT.

New York: Thomas Greenleaf, 1794. 115pp. 19th-century red half morocco and paper boards, spine gilt. Corners bumped and worn, spine worn. Titlepage tanned; small tear at bottom edge, repaired with tape. Remainder of text lightly toned. About very good. Item #WRCAM46440

Butler, a political refugee from England, dedicates his work to George Washington, signing himself at the end of the introduction as "A devoted Advocate for the Cause of Liberty." The titlepage indicates that this tract was written "during a voyage from London to New York." His pamphlet is a tirade against the tyranny of the English Crown and the corruption of the government. Relatively scarce. ESTC W27738. EVANS 26724. SABIN 9650.

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