The Minister in Surprize
A government minister recoiling from the sight of the devil holding a tablet "The American Resolves are a Devil of a Dose". At the minister's feet are books with the titles "The American Constitution" and "List of Pensioners". In front of the minister on a table is a sheet of paper stating "New Members" and "Civil List in Arrears". This cartoon is probably a reference to the opposition to the Stamp Act which led to it's repeal in 1766. This cartoon also is probably a reference to the American Constitution which was declared in effect in 1789.
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[s.l] : [s.n.], [between ca. 1766 and 1800].
Catalogue of political and personal satires in the British Museum ;
vol. 5, no. 4964.
Physical description: 1 print : engraving ; image 15 x 9.7 cm., plate mark 17 x 11.2 cm., sheet 17.9 x 12 cm., pasted on sheet 21.7 x 27.2 cm..
Citations/References: Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 4964.
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