Edinburgh: n. p., 1763. First Edinburgh edition, published the same year as London edition. 8vo, removed pamphlet (no wrappers), 34 pages. Some light foxing and soiling; traces of old calf along the spine; a very good copy. Item #16255
"With respect to the Cyder bill, it must be aknowledged that it was precipitate, impolitic, and inadequate to the services provided. . . . Does any sensible and impartial man however imagine, that it is big with all the mischiefs which are imputed to it by the malice of party?" What the Stamp Act was to the colonies in the wake of the Seven Years War, so the 1763 cider excise was to Britain; Ruffhead here defends Bute's government and attacks party interest.