The major sources on Pownall's life include John A. Schultz Thomas
Pownall -- British Defender of American Liberty and the older
Charles A. W. Pownall
volume, Thomas Pownall.
Thomas Pownall, The Administration of the British Colonies, 5th ed., contains
the full text of this proposal. Hereafter referred to as Administration of Colonies.
Albert H. Smyth, ed., The Writings of Benjamin Franklin, III, pp. 358-366.
Charles Francis Adams, ed., The Works of John Adams, IV, p. 21. Adams still
wrote effusively about Pownall in 1817. See vol. X, pp. 241-243.
T. Pownall, Administration of Colonies, I, p. 10. A more detailed analysis of this
work may be found in G. H. Guttridge article in the William and Mary Quarterly, 3d
ser., XXVI ( January 1969): 31-46, and the chapter by John Shy, "Thomas Pownall,
Henry Ellis, and the Spectrum of Possibilities, 1763-1775" in Anglo-American Political
Relations, 1675-1775, ed.
A. G. Olson and
R. M. Brown, pp. 155-186.
T. Pownall, Administration of Colonies, I, p. 40.
The best modern sources for Tucker's life and thought are Robert Livingstone Schuyler
, ed., Josiah Tucker. A Selection from His Economic and Political Writings,
Walter E. Clark, Josiah Tucker: Economist.
Schuyler, Josiah Tucker, pp. 11-17.
Josiah Tucker, Four Letters on important National Subjects; Addressed to the
Right Honorable the Earl of Shelburne, p. 2.
Josiah Tucker, Four Tracts on Political and Commercial Subjects, 2d ed., p. 96.
Josiah Tucker, The Respective Pleas and Arguments of the Mother Country and
of the Colonies, Distinctly Set Forth: and the Impossibility of a Compromise of Differences or a Mutual Concession of Rights Plainly Demonstrated, pp. iii-iv.