The Farmer Refuted

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The Farmer Refuted
Author Alexander Hamilton
Language English
Preceded by A Full Vindication of the Measures of Congress
Followed by Remarks on the Quebec Bill

The Farmer Refuted, published in 1775, was Alexander Hamilton's second published work after his 1774 A Full Vindication of the Measures of Congress, as a follow-up publication.[1]

Summary of publication[edit]

In The Farmer Refuted, Alexander Hamilton addresses directly the main person whom he was writing in opposition to with his first work, Bishop Samuel Seabury. Seabury wrote under the name "A. W. Farmer" (a pen name and acronym for 'a Westchester farmer'). Calling the writing a less than imposed "labyrinth of subtilty,"[2] Hamilton once again refutes Seabury's claim that the Congress in Philadelphia deserved to be condemned for conduct.

He also critiques the writings of Seabury stating that the Colonies can exist in their advocacy against Parliament's acts while remaining loyal to the King of Great Britain,[2] stating that it is only by "occasion" that Parliament's acts give authority to the King, Hamilton asserts his belief that "He is king of America by virtue of a compact between us and the kings of Great Britain."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spark Notes: Alexander Hamilton
  2. ^ a b THE FARMER REFUTED (1775) - Alexander Hamilton