A Proposed Memorial to Lord Dartmouth

To the Right honourable the Earl of Dartmouth One of his Majesty’s principal Secretaries of State A Memorial from Benjamin Franklin Agent of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. Given in London, this 16th Day of March, 1775. Whereas an Injury done, can only give the Party injured a Right to full Reparation; or, in case …

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An Imaginary Speech

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To the Printer of the Public Advertiser. SIR, In a late Debate, a certain North British Colonel thought proper to recommend himself to the Court, by grossly abusing the Americans. I send you the Answer I should have made to him had I been present when he uttered his Invective, and I rely upon it, …

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A Dialogue Between Britain, France, Spain, Holland, Saxony, and America

Britain Sister of Spain, I have a Favour to ask of you. My Subjects in America are disobedient, and I am about to chastize them. I beg you will not furnish them with any Arms or Ammunition. Spain Have you forgotten, then, that when my Subjects in the Low Countries rebelled against me, you not …

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An Act for the More Effectual Keeping of the Colonies Dependent

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All the Printers of News Papers in the British Colonies, are requested to publish the following Act of Parliament; which it is said, will be passed the End of the present Session, or the Beginning of the next. “An Act for the more effectual keeping of his Majesty’s American Colonies dependent on the Crown of …

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A Method of Humbling Rebellious American Vassals

To the Printer of the Public Advertiser. SIR, Permit me, thro’ the Channel of your Paper, to convey to the Premier, by him to be laid before his Mercenaries, our Constituents, my own Opinion, and that of many of my Brethren, Freeholders of this imperial Kingdom of the most feasible Method of humbling our rebellious …

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