Israel Mauduit

Israel Mauduit (1708 – 14 June 1787) was a British merchant, writer and colonial agent. His surname is sometimes spelled as Maudit.

Israel Mauduit was the son of a dissenting religious minister Isaac Mauduit. His brother was Jasper Mauduit who was a colonial agent too. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1751.

Mauduit is best remembered for his popular political pamphlet ''Considerations on the Present German War''. The work was an attack on British continental involvement which included the presence of British troops in the army of Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick and the annual subsidies in gold paid to Britain's German allies during the Seven Years' War. The work was first published in November 1760, and went through five editions. The pamphlet was released amidst rising opposition to Britain's involvement in the German War. Of Mauduit's pamphlet, Horace Walpole wrote: “It was shrewdly and ably written and had more operation in working a change on the minds of men that perhaps ever fell to the lot of a pamphlet.”

After the Seven Years' War, Mauduit continued to publish commentary on colonial affairs, including several pamphlets during the American Revolution. One pamphlet, published in March of 1778, advanced the idea of giving the American colonists full independence from Britain. It has been suggested that this tract may have been composed at the behest of Frederick North, Lord North and his cabinet.

Mauduit later served as colonial agent for Massachusetts. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Mauduit, Israel
Published 1762
printed for William Nicol, at the Paper-Mill, in St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Mauduit, Israel
Published 1776
Printed for J. Wilkie, at Number 71, in St. Paul's Church-yard

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by Mauduit, Israel
Published 1760
Printed for John Wilkie, at the Bible, in St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Mauduit, Israel
Published 1780
London printed: Philadelphia, re-printed by F. Bailey, in Market-Street

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by Mauduit, Israel
Published 1772
printed for J. Wilkie, at No. 71, in St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Mauduit, Israel
Published 1757
Printed for R. May, in Pater-noster-Row

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by Mauduit, Israel
Published 1773
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by Mauduit, Israel
Published 1773
Printed and sold by E. Russell, adjoining the cornfield, in Union-Street

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by Mauduit, Israel
Published 1761
printed by George Faulkner, in Essex-Street

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by Mauduit, Israel
Published 1761
printed for M. Cooper, at the Globe, in Pater-Noster Row

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by Mauduit, Israel
Published 1760
printed for John Wilkie, at the Bible, in St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Mauduit, Israel
Published 1772
printed for J. Wilkie, at No. 71, in St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Mauduit, Israel
Published 1772
Printed for J. Wilkie, at No. 71, in St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Mauduit, Israel
Published 1761
printed for the author, and sold by M. Thrush, in Salisbury-Court, Fleet-Street

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by Mauduit, Israel
Published 1773
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by Mauduit, Israel
Published 1769
printed for J. Wilkie, No. 71, at the Bible in St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Mauduit, Israel
Published 1776
printed for J. Wilkie, at Number 71, in St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Mauduit, Israel
Published 1779
printed for J. Bew, Pater-Noster Row

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by Mauduit, Israel
Published 1772
printed by J. Wilkie, at No. 71, in St. Paul's Church-Yard