1795 · Salem
"Excellent treatise on the principles of liberty and on the new Constitution, with remarks on the Revolution" [Jenkins]. Wadsworth says, "Liberty is the birthright and common cause of mankind. It is not the exclusive privilege of a single nation, or country; but the precious gift of the great Parent of all, to man. By nature, all are equally free." Recollecting "the first settlement of this country by our venerable ancestors," he finds the progress of American history to be the cause of great thanks. "What were the infant colonies in opposition to a warlike nation, who had long made the world tremble?"
FIRST EDITION. Evans 29825. I Jenkins 348. (Inventory #: 32721)