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The Sole Legislator of His American Subjects

To Samuel Cooper Dear Sir, London, June 8. 1770 I received duly your Favour of March 28. With this I send you two Speeches in Parliament on our Affairs by a Member that you know. The Repeal of the whole late Act would undoubtedly have been a prudent Measure, and I have reason to believe…

I Should Think You a Fortune Sufficient for Me Without a Shilling

To Mary Stevenson Dear Polly Thursday May 31. 70 I receiv’d your Letter early this Morning, and as I am so engag’d that I cannot see you when you come to-day, I write this Line just to say, That I am sure you are a much better Judge in this Affair of your own than…

If We Are Steady and Persevere in Our Resolutions

To [Charles Thomson] Dear Sir London March 18th. 1770 Your very judicious Letter of Novemr. 26th. being communicated by me to some Member of Parliament, was handed about among them, so that it was sometime before I got it again into my Hands. It had due Weight with several, and was of considerable Use. You…

A Conversation on Slavery

o the Printer of thePublic Advertiser. SIR, Broad-Street Buildings, Jan. 26, 1770. Many Reflections being of late thrown out against the Americans, and particularly against our worthy Lord-Mayor, on Account of their keeping Slaves in their Country, I send you the following Conversation on that Subject, which, for Substance, and much of the Expression, is,…

New Fables

For the Public Advertiser. NEW FABLES, humbly inscribed to the S —— y of St —— e for the American Department. FABLE I. A Herd of Cows had long afforded Plenty of Milk, Butter and Cheese to an avaritious Farmer, who grudged them the Grass they subsisted on, and at length mowed it to make…