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Political Annals of the Present United Colonies, From Their Settlement to the Peace of 1763; Compiled Chiefly From Records, and Authorised Often By the Insertion of State-papers.
London, Printed for the author: and sold by J. Bowen 1780 - Tall 450. 30 x 25 cm. Modern cloth with red morocco spine label. Fine binding and cover. 1st ed. Collated. 5 preliminary leaves, 695 pages. Internally near fine. An attractive volume. George Chalmers (1742 ? 31 May 1825) was a Scottish antiquarian and political writer. Chalmers arrived in Maryland in 1763. He practiced law in Baltimore. A staunch loyalist, he fled to England in September 1775 as American revolutionary tensions became untenable. In London, Chalmers began a literary career and engaged in pamphlet writing for the pro-Tory, anti-American position. ?In 1780 he published his Annals of the Present United Colonies, in which he insisted that the American colonies had always had a subversive desire for independence and that parliament had the right to tax the colonies without their consent.? - Alexander Du Toit, DNB. Colonies covered by Chalmers include: Virginia, New-England, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Maine, Carolina, New York, and Pennsylvania. Sabin 11766; Howes C 266. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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