Jun 27, 2024 - Sale 2675

Sale 2675 - Lot 12

Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) [John Dickinson.] Three installments of "Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania," Letters II, III, and IV, in issues of the Pennsylvania Gazette. Each 4 pages, 15¾ x 10 inches, on a folding sheet; disbound, minimal wear. Philadelphia: Hall & Sellers, 10, 17, and 24 December 1767

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Three of the twelve letters by a moderate revolutionary, preaching caution to rebellious Americans. They had tremendous influence in the colonies. From the third letter, offered here: "Be upon your guard against those who may at any time endeavor to stir you up, under pretenses of patriotism. . . . When the appeal is made to the sword, highly probable is it, that the punishment will exceed the offense."