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TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF NEW-YORK. GENTLEMEN, IT IS AN INVIDIOUS TASK TO BE EMPLOYED IN DETECTING AND EXPOSING THE MANY FALSEHOODS AND ABSURDITIES, CONTAINED IN THE NUMEROUS PUBLICATIONS THAT DAILY INFEST THIS CITY...[caption title and first lines of text]
New York. July 12, 1774.. New York. July 12, 1774.. Broadside, 14 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches. Loss of the "o" and "e" in first two words of title. Minor soiling and wear. Tipped to a larger sheet. About very good. Broadside concerning the election of delegates to the First Continental Congress, responding to Alexander McDougall's "To the freeholders, freemen, and inhabitants of the city and county of New-York" and another broadside entitled "To the freeborn citizens of New-York," authored by someone signing himself as "A Moderate Man". There was significant debate over whether or not to elect representatives to the first Continental Congress, followed by further debate over the best method to go about electing those representatives once the idea took hold. This broadside refutes the two others that deal with this subject, in blistering language. The author writes, "It must be a lame cause, that will admit of such lame advocates. When the blind lead blind, it is no wonder they both fall into the ditch." ESTC records only two copies, at the New York Public Library and the Library Company of Philadelphia. We are aware of one other in a private collection. Rare. EVANS 13097. ESTC W1195.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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