Philadelphia: Published by Thomas Bradford, Printer, Bookseller and Stationer, No. 8, South Front Street, 1795.
First edition. Half-title with copyright notice on verso. Pp. 8, 111, . 1 vols. 8vo. Later blue cloth Evans 28437; Pearl 8; Gaine 7c. Item #324090
The "Letters of Franklin" were published in the "Philadelphia Aurora" in a series of articles that are attributed to Alexander James Dallas, a Jamaican-born Scot, who emigrated to the United States in 1783. He was a lawyer and is noted as having, with Hallam, atempted to introduce regular theatre to Philadelphia. He was also on the Committee of Correspondence that organized the first Democratic society in the United States in 1793 and published several pieces including "Features of Mr. Jay's Treaty" (1795). He was violently opposed to a Treaty with Britain and drew Cobbett's fire. With the publication of an abstract of the proposed Treaty in June 1795 in the "Aurora" demonstrations broke out.
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