A Fair Representation of His Majesty's Right to Nova Scotia or Acadie. Briefly stated from the Memorials of the English Commissaries; with an Answer to the Objections contained in the French Memorials, and In a Treatise, entitled, Discussion Sommaire sur les Anciennes Limites de l'Acadie.
London. Printed by Edward Owen. 1756. small8vo. 18.5cm, first edition, 64p. bound in half crimson morocco, over fine red linen, gilt titles with gilt ruled raised bands, and gilt ruled boards, a fine copy.(cgc). Item #40776
T.P.L. 246. Lande 216. Sabin 56129. Gagnon I-1323. Dionne II-552. A forceful redeclaration of Britain's position in Nova Scotia or Acadia against the claims of the French. It also stresses its importance to the trade and security of her other American colonies. Written by William Shirley and William Mildmay who were the English commissioners appointed after the Treaty of Aix-La-Chapelle of 1748 to negotiate the dispute with France over the boundaries of Acadie. The work was designed to counter the French memorials and to respond specifically to a certain pamphlet written by Mathieu Francois Pidansat de Marobert, `Discussion Sommaire'.