A View of the Causes and Consequences of the American Revolution (In Thirteen Discourses)

A View of the Causes and Consequences of the American Revolution (In Thirteen Discourses)

Jonathan Boucher

G. G. and J. Robinson, Faternoster-Row, 1797


Contemporary worn calf, rebacked, with renewed spine.  1st ed. Collated. [6, lacks half-title], xciv, 596 pp.  Contemporary marbled end pages bound in.  Pages are generally clean and.  Howes B641; Sabin 6839.   

    A contemporary tory view of the lost colonies of America.  Boucher was an Anglican minister and prominent Tory Loyalist in Maryland and Virginia.  He obtained prominence as rector of the Annapolis church in Maryland.  He was a personal friend of George Washington and tutor to John Parke Custis, Washington's stepson.  A strong proponent of the divine right of kings, left America for exile in England in 1775.  Boucher condemned the American revolutionaries as populist demagogues who "had risen up, assumed extra-legal powers, stifled the press, ended free debate, even in the church, and kept all who would oppose them in fear for their lives and property.  Boucher saw a good deal of the Revolutionary crisis in religious terms, blaming the disturbance on the New England Congregationalists, whom he detested, and particularly their "black robed" dissenting clergy." - Shannon Duffy, National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mt. Vernon.

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