On the Price of Corn, and Management of the Poor

For the LONDON CHRONICLE. To Messieurs the PUBLIC and CO. I am one of that class of people that feeds you all, and at present is abus’d by you all; — in short I am a Farmer. By your News-papers we are told, that God had sent a very short harvest to some other countries …

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Dirt . . . Will Not Long Adhere to Polish’d Marble

To Joseph Galloway Dear Friend, London, Nov. 8: 1766 I received your kind Letter of Sept. the 22d. and from another Friend a Copy of that lying Essay in which I am represented as the Author of the Stamp Act, and you as concern’d in it. The Answer you mention is not yet come to …

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Contempt for the Thames

To the Printer of the Public Advertiser. SIR, I am an American Gentleman, and as yet not entirely acquainted with the Customs of my dear Mother Country, and therefore apply to the Public for Information what to do as a Redress of a Grievance I lately met with. Being fond of the Water, I took …

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A Brazen Wall Round England for its Eternal Security

To Cadwalader Evans LONDON, May 9, 1766. Dear Sir: — I received your kind letter of March 3, and thank you for the Intelligence and Hints it contained. I wonder at the Complaint you mentioned. I always considered writing to the Speaker as writing to the Committee. But if it is more to their Satisfaction …

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A Mock Petition to the House of Commons

To the honourable the Knights Citizens and Burgesses of Great Britain in Parliament assembled, The Petition of BF. Agent for the Province of Pensilvania, Most humbly Sheweth, That the Transporting of Felons from England to the Plantations in America, is and hath long been a great Grievance to the said Plantations in general. That the …

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