London: Richardson and Urquhart, 1780. 190pp. Modern three quarter calf and marbled paper boards, gilt leather label. Occasional light soiling. Very good. Item #WRCAM54637
The third edition, expanded from two earlier editions of 1779 under the title, A VIEW OF THE EVIDENCE RELATIVE TO THE CONDUCT OF THE AMERICAN WAR.... This edition is markedly superior to and much rarer than the earlier editions. Often ascribed to Joseph Galloway, this pamphlet contains essays by Galloway, Johnstone, Mauduit, and others, printing testimony as to the conduct of various British military officials during the American Revolution, including Cornwallis, Grey, Mackenzie, Howes, Robertson, et al. Included is material from as early as 1773, concerning the political and social situation of the American colonies. A valuable contemporary record of Revolutionary events, described at the time by THE MONTHLY REVIEW as "written with a spirit, that may serve alternatively to freeze and fire the blood of the indignant reader." HOWES V93. SABIN 19774. AMERICAN-CONTROVERSY 79-111c.