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"]
Order a pdf of this item here.
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.
The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.