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Address to the British colonists in North America / Edmund Burke

dc.contributor Greenstein, Dan Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797
dc.coverage.placeName London ; New York 2018-07-27 2019-07-04T10:01:42Z 2019-07-04T10:01:42Z 1774-1783 1994-01-12
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dc.description.abstract First published in this edition 1908 ... reprinted 1955
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dc.subject.lcsh Addresses -- 18th century
dc.title Address to the British colonists in North America / Edmund Burke
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identifier.lccn Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797 1700-1799

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$Address to the British Colonists in North America$ $Edmund Burke$ $Date and Place unknown$ $From Speeches and Letters on American Affairs$ $Edited by Peter McKevitt$ $A.C.D.$ ADDRESS TO THE BRITISH COLONISTS IN NORTH AMERICA THE very dangerous crisis, into which the British empire is brought, as it accounts for, so it justifies, the unusual step we take in addressing ourselves to you. The distempers of the state are grown to such a degree of violence and malignity as to render all ordinary remedies vain and frivolous. In such a deplorable situation an adherence to the common forms of business appears to us rather as an apology to cover a supine neglect of duty, than the means of performing it in a manner adequate to the exigency that presses upon us. The common means we have already tried, and tried to no purpose. As our last resource, we turn ourselves to you. We address you merely in our private capacity; vested with no other authority than what will naturally attend those, in . . .
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