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Captain Anselm John Griffiths R.N
Impressment Fully Considered with a View to Its Gradual Abolition
J.W.Norie and Co, London, 1826. Printed for the author by J.J.Hadley, Cheltenham, vii,+ii, 262pp+erata housed in a modern hardback binding. "Since I came on shore, having no residence, I have passed the half of each year in wandering nearly sixteen thousand miles, have visited almost all the sea ports of England and Scotland, and held familiar coversation with the Seamen, without either begging the question, or permitting them to know who I was, or the object in view." Published in 1826 the authors investigation must have taken some years. After the cessation of hostilities with France and the down sizing of the fleet after 1815 the need for impressment became less 'pressing' and was abandoned informally. However the last law passed in 1835 re-affirmed the power to Impress and Impressment remained legal until 1900. These laws have never been repealed. A scarce item in the original. Size: 215x135mm [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Wadard Books PBFA [Farningham, KENT, United Kingdom]
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