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    Samuel Estwick A letter to the Reverend Josiah Tucker, D.D., Dean of Glocester, in answer to his Humble address and earnest appeal, &c. with a postscript, in which the present war against America is shewn to be the effect, not of the causes assigned by him and others, but of a fixed plan of administration, founded in system, the landed opposed to the commercial interest of the state, being as the means in order to the end. (London: Printed for J. Atmon, 1776), 125 pp., octavo, titled paper wraps, outer wraps no longer present. Yet another answer to Tucker's 1774 diatribe against the rebellious colonies. Tucker saw separation as inevitable as early as 1766, but showed a great deal of hostilities toward the colonies. Estwick, an agent Barbados, opens by addressing Tucker: "Having had at three different times, three different opinions, concerning you and your project, for 'a separation of the colonies in North America from Great Britain,' I shall in this letter, with your lave (or without it) take the liberty to tell you what these opinions are... that, Your politics were bad, but your policy was good... that, Your end is wicked, and your means are worse..." Some restorative work to title wraps, pages chipped at edges, spine worn , light soiling and a few minor tears, pages overall clean and bright, else very good condition.

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