New York: David Denniston, 1801. 40pp. Dbd, some leaves loose. Small tear to top of titlepage, not affecting text, ink notation above title. Light foxing to first and last leaf. Internally very clean. Good. Item #WRCAM50574
Scarce pamphlet by poet and diplomat Joel Barlow, proposing actions for the United States at the close of the French Revolution. Though born in Connecticut, Barlow spent many years in France, earning citizenship for his efforts in the Revolution, and his negative feelings for the English government shine through in this detailed address. Regardless of his personal feelings toward the English, Barlow's suggestions follow the example laid by Washington's Federalist leaning Proclamation of Neutrality with articles for a proposed Public Maritime Law and constitution, which would allow for peaceful trade between the United States and both England and France. Scarce, with only five copies located in OCLC. SABIN 3423. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 134.