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    [Daniel Leonard]. Massachusettensis: or a Series of Letters, Containing a Faithful State of Many Important and Striking Facts, Which Laid the Foundation of the Present Troubles in the Province of Massachusetts-Bay; Interspersed with Animadversions and Reflections, Originally Addressed to the People of the Province, and Worthy the Consideration of True Patriots of this Country. By a Person Honor Upon the Spot. Boston printed: London reprinted for J. Matthews, 1776.

    Second edition. Octavo. viii, 118 pages.

    Later three-quarter leather with marbled paper boards. Titles and decoration stamped in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Light shelf wear mainly at the spine and corners. Contents ever-so-slightly toned, otherwise tight. Second front free endpaper with a 3" tear along the gutter. Former owner's leather ownership stamp on the front pastedown. Fine.

    A classic statement of the Loyalist position, to which John Adams responded in his "Novanglus" essays.

    Howes L258. American Independence 180c.



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