Observations on the Emigration of Dr. Joseph Priestley, and on the Several Addresses delivered to him, on his Arrival at New York, with Additions; containing many curious and interesting facts on the Subject, not known here, when the first edition was Published: Together with a Comprehensive Story of a Farmer's Bull. By Peter Porcupine. Joseph Priestley, William Cobbett.

Observations on the Emigration of Dr. Joseph Priestley, and on the Several Addresses delivered to him, on his Arrival at New York, with Additions; containing many curious and interesting facts on the Subject, not known here, when the first edition was Published: Together with a Comprehensive Story of a Farmer's Bull. By Peter Porcupine.

Philadelphia: Published by Thomas Bradford, 1795.

Third edition. 88 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Removed. Dampstained, spotted throughout, ownership signature removed from title-page not affecting text. A good copy. Sabin 13899; Evans 28439. Item #222243

Priestley emigrated to America in 1794 following the riots that were directed at him. He had become a citizen of France in 1792 and his pro-French Revolution beliefs combined with his religious teachings caused popular opinion to go against him. Siding with the democrats against the federalists when he had settled in America he became a target for Cobbett. This pamphlet was answered by "A Twig of Birch for Butting Calf; or Strictures upon Remarks on the Emigration of Doctor Joseph Priestley, &c. by A 'Brother of the Birch.' To which is added, An Historical Anecdote Translated from the French"

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