PULTENEY, William. Considerations on the Present State of Public Affairs, and the Means of Raising the Necessary Supplies. London: Printer for J. Dodsley ... and T. Cadell, 1779. 2nd ed. 51pp. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in gilt-ruled full red crushed morocco, raised spine bands, gilt-chamfered edges, T.e.g $450.00[a] Adams, American Controversy 79-61b. Concerns the "Conciliatory Bill" and the commissioners sent to America. The Conciliatory Bill was an attempt by Britain to nip the Revolution in its early stages by offering the colonies "dominion" status and repealing all revenue bills dating back to 1763. It was rejected by the Continental Congress. In light of this and the recent American treaty with France, Pulteney argues that Great Britain must continue to fight against the forces of the colonies and France, or lose its other colonies in North America.