A Letter to the National Convention of France on the Defects in the Constitution of 1791, and the extent of the amendments which ought to be applied. To which is added the Conspiracy of Kings, a poem. Joel BARLOW.

A Letter to the National Convention of France on the Defects in the Constitution of 1791, and the extent of the amendments which ought to be applied. To which is added the Conspiracy of Kings, a poem

New-York: Printed by Thomas Greenleaf for J. Fellows, [1793]. First American Edition. One of several polemical tracts penned by the American radical during his seventeen years abroad in England and France coinciding with the French Revolution. "Barlow's writings during these turbulent years suggest a twofold concern: to show that revolution was a necessary outcome of an immoral and decrepit system of monarchic tyranny and to indicate to people of both lowest and highest social stations that peaceful revolution was possible if peaceful revolution was what both groups sought" (anb.org). Of course, that is rarely the case. BAL 880; ESTC W18501; EVANS 25143. Octavo (20.5cm.); removed but retaining rear free endpaper; 87pp. Very faint dampstaining, light wear to extremities, else Very Good and sound.

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