Charles Francis Adams, ed., The Works of John Adams (hereafter referred to as
J. Adams Works), IX, p. 351. Fifteen years later, however, Adams felt the Political
Disquisitions (as well as Common Sense and Mrs. Macauley History) were "extremely mistaken"(read, too radical) in their political theories.
The best modern account of the life of James Burgh is Carla H. Hay, James Burgh,
Spokesman for Reform in Hanoverian England. Hereafter referred to as Spokesman Burgh.
Verner W. Crane, ed., Benjamin Franklin's Letters to the Press, 1758-1775,
p. 169. Crane mistakenly credited these articles to Franklin.
James Burgh, Political Disquisitions, I, p. 173. Hereafter referred to as Disquisitions.
Hay, Spokesman Burgh, pp. 42-43.
Burgh, Disquisitions, III, p. 30; II, p. 313.
Thomas W. Copeland et al., The Correspondence of Edmund Burke, II, p. 150.
Catherine Macauley, Observations on a Pamphlet entitled "Thoughts on the
Cause of the Present Discontents", p. 6.
Catherine Macauley, Loose Remarks on certain Positions to be Found in Mr.
Hobbes's Philosophical Rudiments of Government and Society, 2d ed., p. 12. Hereafter
referred to as Loose Remarks.
Richard Henry Lee, ed., The Life of Arthur Lee, LLD, I, pp. 195-196.
The best modern work on Macauley is Bridget Hill, The Republican Virago: The
Life and Times of Catherine Macauley, Historian. Hereafter referred to as Republican
W. S. Lewis and
Grover Cronin, Jr., eds., Horace Walpole's Correspondence, XXVIII, p. 3.