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Macaulay, Catharine (1731-1791) An address to the people of England, Ireland, and Scotland, on the present important crisis of affairs [Reprinted in "English defenders of American freedoms, 1774-1778"]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01784.02 Author/Creator: Macaulay, Catharine (1731-1791) Place Written: London; Washington Type: Book Date: 1972 Pagination: 231 p. 22.8 x 14.9 cm.

See the Macaulay papers, GLC 1784.01-1800.04.

Vigorous, inflammatory attack on government of George III. Alerts people of Ireland, Scotland, and England to dangers of legislation without representation and parliamentary oppression. Solutions include the requirement of a civil test for all elected officials to ensure responsibility to the people, and the overturning of septennial parliaments.

Reprinted in English Defenders of American Freedom, 1774-1448: Six Pamphlets Attacking British Policy, comp. Paul H. Smith (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1972). Third edition. (London; New-York: reprinted by John Holt, 1775). Other items in this book include: (1) Jonathan Shipley, "A Sermon Preached before the Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts" (London; Boston: Re-printed, to be sold by Thomas and John Fleet, 1773); (2) Jonathan Shipley, "A Speech... on the Bill for Altering the Charter of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay" (London; Philadelphia: Re-printed and sold by Benjamin Towne, 1774); (3) Matthew Robinson-Morris, "Consideration on the Measures Carrying on with Respect to the British Colonies in North America" (London; New-York: Re-printed by John Holt); (4) Macaulay, above; (5) John Cartwright, "American Independence, the Interest and Glory of Great Britain" (Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Robert Bell, 1776); (6) Willoughby Bertie, "Thoughts on the Letter of Edmund Burke... on the Affairs of America" (Oxford; Lancaster: Re-printed and sold by John Dunlap, 1778).

Macaulay was a popular British writer of historical studies and radical pamphlets. Regarded as a friend of liberty and supporter of American independence.

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