Two Letters to the Citizens of the United States, and One to General Washington Written From Paris In The Year 1799, On Our Political And Commercial Relations
New Haven: From Sidney's Press, 1806. 12mo. (6 5/8 x 3 3/4 inches). 119pp. Contemporary gray wrappers. Ownership inscription dated 1808 on front blank. Light foxing.
A later Connecticut edition after the first Philadelphia edition of 1799 and other interim editions.
Barlow, notable poet, "Hartford Wit" and outspoken political savant of the early years of the Republic, is described as one of the most liberal thinkers of his time (DAB). The letter to Washington urges the President to prevent war with France. The preface of this edition declares, "If in all the heavy volumes that load your shelves, on the 'defence of the American constitutions,' you find enough of solid matter to balance a dozen pages of this pamphlet, return the pamphlet to the bookseller, and he will return your money."
Howes B144, "aa." Sabin 3433.