A Seventh letter to the people of England. A defence of the prerogative royal, as it was exerted in His Majesty’s proclamation for the prohibiting the exportation of corn. In which it is proved that this authority ever has been, is, and must be essential to the constitution, and inseperable from the rights and liberties of the subject. John ? Shebbeare.

A Seventh letter to the people of England. A defence of the prerogative royal, as it was exerted in His Majesty’s proclamation for the prohibiting the exportation of corn. In which it is proved that this authority ever has been, is, and must be essential to the constitution, and inseperable from the rights and liberties of the subject.

London: Printed for the Author and sold by J.Almon, 1767.

First Edition, with half-title. Frontis., 93 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Removed. VG. Sabin 80059 (attributing it to Shebbeare) ; ESTC T84572 (with no attributiuon). Item #264891

Shebbeare's political satires, particularly his criticism of Hanoverian influence in England during the 1750s, resulted in his imprisonment in 1758. However, his punishment led to outcries against censorship of the press and brought Shebbeare much popular support. In this pamphlet Shebbeare argued in favor of George III's right to the royal prerogative in the matter of controling imports of corn from the colonies during poor harvests at home. An uncommon title in Shebbeare's Letter to the People of England series.

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