Book Description

HARPER, Robert Goodloe. Observations on the Dispute between the United States and France, addressed to his Constituents in May 1797. Sixth edition. Philadelphia printed. London: Reprinted for John Stockdale, 1798. (210 x 120 mm) pp. 109 + 11 p of printer’s ads. Clean text block. Provenance: Ralph Creyke written in top corner of title page. Possibly the English politician (1849-1908) or his father of the same name. Family from Yorkshire, Creyke the son educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and Downing College. 1878 steamship named the same name.
Dealer Notes
Harper's "Observations" points out the demands and threats being made by the French and encourages the peoples not to allow the United States to give into France's demands. Harper may be best known for his toast "Millions for Defense, but not a Cent for Tribute" made following the return of John Marshall from attempting to negotiate and discuss France's demands with Tallyrand in 1798. He was also the one who selected the name "Liberia," was council for Judge Samuel Chase in his impeachment trial and one of the only Federalist candidates for vice president. This work was popular among the Federalists and pro-British Americans as well as the British, so popular in fact that it was printed 19 times, here and in England, before 1799.
Author Robert Goodloe HARPER
Date 1798
Binding None
Publisher Philadelphia printed. London: Reprinted for John Stockdal
Condition Very Good
Pages pp. 109 + 11 p of printer’s ads.

Price: £80.00

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