Mr. Burke's speech, on the motion made for papers relative to the directions for charging the Nabob of Arcot's private debts to Europeans, on the revenues of the carnatic. February 28th, 1785. With an appendic containing several documents.
London: J. Dodsley, 1785. First edition, 8vo, pp. xi, , 93; later calf-backed boards, red morocco label on spine; very good. "Though published six months after delivery, this speech was issued earlier than Burke intended, as he indicated 28 October in a letter to Sir Gilbert Elliot: 'When we left you - it was, I think prudently, determined not to print my Dundas speech until the Town should be full. But on getting to Edinburgh I found it advertised and out' " (Todd). "An indictment of Paul Benfield and others to whom the Nabob of Arcot was indebted, citing their collusion with him in contracting this debt, to the detriment of his subjects and the dishonor of Great Britain" (James Ford Bell Catalogue). JFB Catalogue B-619; Todd 47a. Item #23405