Complete and Accurate Account of the Very Important Debate

Complete and Accurate Account of the Very Important Debate

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION). A Complete and Accurate Account of the Very Important Debate in the House of Commons, on Tuesday, July 9, 1782: In Which the Cause of Mr. Fox's Resignation, and the Great Question of American Independence Came under Consideration . London: J. Stockdale, 1782. 2nd ed. [6],61pp. Period-style, red mottled morocco-backed marbled boards, raised spine bands, red morocco spine label. Some old marks on title page, a bit of light scattered foxing, else very good. HOWES C-651. Adams, American Controversy 82-45b. Reese, The Revolutionary Hundred 71. Sabin 15052. Published in the same year as the first edition. The dedication, to Charles James Fox, declares: "the following debate is universally allowed to be the most important one that ever happened in the House of Commons." One of the most radical members of the House of Commons, a vocal opponent of King George III and an outspoken supporter of American independence, Fox reportedly dressed in the Continental Army's colors. He briefly served as Britain's first Foreign Secretary in 1782, and pressed for unconditional recognition of American independence. When denied authority to oversee the peace negotiations underway in Paris, Fox resigned in protest. This tract, assembled by a Fox supporter, contains speeches by Pitt the Younger, Burke, Grenville, Fox, and others, debating the momentous question of independence for the 13 former colonies.

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