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John SHEBBEARE Le peuple instruit ; ou Les Alliances dans lesquelles les Ministres de la Grande-Bretagne ont engagé la Nation, & l'emploi qu'ils ont fait de ses Escadres & de ses Armées, depuis le commencement des troubles sur l'Ohio, jusqu'à la perte de Minorque, considérés dans une Quatrième Lettre au Peuple d'Angleterre

John SHEBBEARE

Le peuple instruit ; ou Les Alliances dans lesquelles les Ministres de la Grande-Bretagne ont engagé la Nation, & l'emploi qu'ils ont fait de ses Escadres & de ses Armées, depuis le commencement des troubles sur l'Ohio, jusqu'à la perte de Minorque, considérés dans une Quatrième Lettre au Peuple d'Angleterre

S.n., s.l. 1756, (2) xxiv, 212pp., relié.


original, unusual Edition.
Binding half morocco modern cherry. confusing pastiche of Restoration binding. Back with false nerves decorated with five boards cold irons gilded nets; roulette tail and head. Very nice copy.
Important document for the history of Canada and the United States, the book begins by questioning the causes of conflict between Britain and France on the Ohio territory. Indeed, in 1756, the beginning of the war of 7 years, or Indian War, war of conquest as a legitimate occupation of the territories; this war would spread to Virginia and New Scotland to the entire lakes region in Canada, some Indians fought alongside the English, other than those of French. Shebbeare back on English defeats, the wrong policy and these General in Canada, the intervention of the American militia and Washington. The author roundly accuses the British government (Kings and ministers) to have failed in protecting the British colonies in America and predicted the ruin of England, citing examples envy of bad policy in Canada . In addition to this charge, the author examines the situation of England in Europe, the treaty with Russia, the difficulties with the House of Hanover and France and again accuses his country to be scuttled by disastrous political decisions.

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