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Causes of the American Discontents Before 1768

To the PRINTER. The waves never rise but when the winds blow. SIR, As the cause of the present ill-humour in America, and of the Resolutions taken there to purchase less of our manufactures, does not seem to be generally understood, it may afford some satisfaction to your Readers, if you give them the following…

American Longevity

To the PRINTER of the LONDON CHRONICLE. SIR, I have often heard it remarked, that our Colonies in North America were unhealthy and unfavourable to long life; and more particularly so upon their first settlement. In opposition to this groundless notion, I here send you two paragraphs taken from the Pensylvania Gazette of July 16,…

Reply to Coffee-House Orators

To the PRINTER of the LONDON CHRONICLE. Cinque gran nemici da pace, habitano con esso noi; civa l’avaritia, l’ambitione, l’invidia, l’ira, & la superbia: se detti inimici si mandassero in esilio, regenerebbe senza dubio tra noi pace perpetua. PETRARCH. Athens had her orators. They did her sometimes a great deal of good, at other times…

The Misrepresentation of America

To the PRINTER of the LONDON CHRONICLE. SIR, As the bare letter of a Governor of one of our provinces, accusing his People of rebellious intentions, is by many here thought sufficient ground for inflicting penalties on such province, unheard, without farther evidence, and without knowing what it may have to say in its justification:…

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…