To The Right Hon. Frederic Lord North, His Majesty's Secretary of State for the Southern Department;
METCALFE, Thomas T.; GREENE, Will.; WOOD, M.; FRITH, R.; MURRAY, John; MURRAY, Peter; SCOTT, William.; [WILLIAMS, D., Captain]
Publisher: No publisher; [Printed for John Stockdale].
Edition: 1st Edition
Date Published: 1784; 
Place Published: n/a
Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 31 p.; 70 p. 21 cm. Quarter leather with marbled boards. Spine label reads "Tracts." Rebound with new endpapers. Spine worn and boards rubbed. This volume contains two related books. The first letter pertains to Pitt's India Act of 1784. The second is by Captain Williams, who put Mustapha Cawn to death without a trial, exactly the type of behaviour Pitt was trying to overcome with legislation in the British Parliament. The resulting Narrative is Williams' defense of his actions. Reverse of p. 31 in first tract is noticeably dark, and the leaves of this section bear more thumbing and staining than the rest of the text, which is only darkened on the first and last pages. The first tract is also shorter than the rest of the text block and bound slightly askew, but cut with the rest of the pages, and there is a tear in the centre of the block at the spine from the thread of its original binding. A few typos are corrected by hand in the first document. Williams' narrative, the second document, has lost its half-title and title-page.