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Probable consequences of a successful invasion; and the most effectual means of defeating it.

Author Niel Douglas
Title Probable consequences of a successful invasion; and the most effectual means of defeating it.
Imprint Greenock: W. Johnston
Date of Publication 1803
Language English
Notes In 1803 and subsequent years, the Niel Douglas (1750-1823), Minister of the Relief Church in Greenock, poet and polemicist, issued several pamphlets or tracts expressing his displeasure over certain issues. The pamphlet "Probable consequences" was printed by William Johnston for the author, and resembles a sermon. The work is full of stark warnings addressed to the nation of the expected invasion of Napoleon. Douglas also uses the opportunity to mention the national sin of slavery, and advocates financial prudence, particularly in the article of gunpowder, which, he alleges, would go far to alleviate the burden of the national debt. He thus condemns the practice of discharging artillery on certain days, in saluting admirals and great men, which he thought might produce, in the course of a year, the amount of 3,000,000 at least, of the public revenue. No other UK copies of the pamphlet are recorded on COPAC.
Shelfmark AP.2.216.08
Reference Sources Bookseller's notes, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Acquired on 05/02/16
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