M’CLEAVER, Major Sawney [pseud.] Ireland in Tears, or, A Letter to St. Andrew’s Eldest Daughter’s Youngest Son.


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London: Printed for M. Cooper, at the Globe, in Pater-noster Row, 1755. Second edition. Small 8vo. pp. 55, + advertisement on verso of final page.  Cancelled stamp of New York Public Library on verso of titlepage. Rebound in cloth. Very good.

A letter written by “An Officer upon the Irish Establishment” to Lionel Cranfield Sackville (1688-1765), 1st Duke of Dorset. Dorset served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland twice (1730-1737 & 1750-1755). An attack on Dorset, with special reference to the case of Arthur Jones Nevill who was expelled from the Irish House of Commons on Nov. 23, 1753. M’Cleaver, ostensibly an Irish military officer, also expresses sorrow and disappointment at the news that Dorset was to be replaced.

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