1764.009: The Colonel Dismounted

Published: 1764

Full Title: The colonel dismounted: or The rector vindicated. In a letter addressed to His Reverence: containing a dissertation upon the constitution of the colony. By common sense.

Author: Bland, Richard (1710-76).

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Joseph Royle and Co.

Description: 60 pgs.; 18 cm. (4to)


Fourth pamphlet in a two-year long exchange over the legitimacy of the so-called "Two Penny Acts" – through which the Virginia legislature reduced the salaries of the colony's Anglican clergy – between the Rev. John Camm and Virginia planters Landon Carter and Richard Bland. This tract was issued in response to Camm's "Observations on Colonel Bland's Letter to the Reverend John Camm . . ." published in Royle's Virginia Gazette of October 28, 1763, and his Review of The Rector Detected (1764.008), the third in the series.

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