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SOME USEFUL OBSERVATIONS ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE PRESENT WAR WITH SPAIN by  Sir William] [Keith - 1740 - from David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books LLC (SKU: 32325)

SOME USEFUL OBSERVATIONS ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE PRESENT WAR WITH SPAIN

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SOME USEFUL OBSERVATIONS ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE PRESENT WAR WITH SPAIN

by [Keith, Sir William]

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London: J. Mechell, 1740. [4], 28 pp, with the half title as issued. Disbound, else Very Good.

Keith was familiar with North America: he was surveyor-general of the customs in Virginia, and Lieutenant-Governor of Pennsylvania. According to ESTC, this is the only edition. Keith justifies the War as necessary "for absolutely securing, for the future, the Freedom of the British Nation, in the Seas of America; without which, our Plantations Abroad can no longer subsist; and it is evident that both our Manufactures and Trade at Home, are greatly encouraged and supported by the Aid we continually receive from that Quarter." Britain has a "natural and indubitable right to Navigate in the American Seas without being Seiz'd, Searched, or Stopped under any Pretence whatsoever."
A successful conclusion of the War will increase Britain's strength in the New World. England must "make an intire Conquest of some convenient Island and Port in the West-Indies, which may serve as a Key to the Navigation of those Seas, and a secure Protection to the extensive and important Trade she is obliged to carry on in those Parts." Keith suggests the island of Cuba for such a purpose. After the War, England will prosper in mutual interest with Spain. Once again, England will be "able to furnish the Spanish West-Indies with Negroes, and all Kinds of dry Goods... It would be an easy Matter for those two Nations thus united in Interest together, so to Settle the Prices and Rules of the Markets every where."
ESTC T4142. Sabin 86783. John Carter Brown 612, 653.

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Title
SOME USEFUL OBSERVATIONS ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE PRESENT WAR WITH SPAIN
Author
[Keith, Sir William]
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J. Mechell
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Date published
1740
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