NOVANGLUS AND MASSACHUSETTENSIS; OR POLITICAL ESSAYS, PUBLISHED IN THE YEARS 1774 and 1775, ON THE PRINCIPLE POINTS OF CONTROVERSY, BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND HER COLONIES. The former by John Adams, late President of the United States and the latter by Jonathan Sewall, Then King's Attorney General of the Province of Massachusetts Bay; To which are added a number of Letters, lately written by President Adams to the Honourable William Tudor...

Boston: Printed and Published by Hews & Goss, 1819. First edition. 8vo. (2), 312. Untrimmed with some uncut pages. Original blue paper boards with recent tan paper spine.
"Over the Signature Novanglus, John Adams published a series of articles in the Boston Gazette between January and April 1775 in answer to essays appearing in the Massachussetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy over the signature Massachusettensis.... While the Masschusettensis papers were attributed at first to Jonathan Sewall, it is now well established that they were written by Daniel Leonard." - GEPHART- 3824 "They are important as showing both the Whig and the Tory sides of the controversy." - LATHROP HARPER 153-4. Item #62260

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