[Printed publication, 1780, Batavian Republic] Staatkundige Aanmerkingen over het gehouden gedrag der Engelschen, Op den 9 Augustus 1780. in de groote Baay van het Eiland St. Martin. [s.l.], 1780, 27 pp.
Paper on cardboard, 23.6 x 14.2 cm.
Comments on the hostilities committed by the English towards the Island of Sint Maarten. In December 1780 Britain declared war on the Dutch Republic, on the grounds that the Dutch were illegally supplying American revolutionaries with goods, largely from their trading station in Sint Eustatius. A furious British attack in February 1781 saw the occupation and total destruction of the harbor of Sint Eustatius, with the British fleet also taking control of Saba, Saint-Barthélemy and the whole island of Sint Maarten.
Frayed edges, discolored paper, a few stains. Formerly in the collection of The Hague’s Royal Library (stamp). Knuttel 19440
Pamphlets, ordinances, Saint Martin, colonialism, Caribbean affairs
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