LETTER TO THE HON. HARRISON GRAY OTIS, A MEMBER OF THE SENATE OF MASSACHUSETTS, ON THE PRESENT STATE OF OUR NATIONAL AFFAIRS. WITH REMARKS UPON MR. PICKERING'S LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. New-Haven: From Sidney's Press, 1808. Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-32, disbound. One of a dozen or more editions printed in New England and elsewhere. The Embargo Act of 1807 was an attempt by President Thomas Jefferson and the U.S. Congress to punish Britain and France for interfering with American trade during the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815). The embargo was unpopular and a costly failure. It hurt the American economy far more than the British or French, and resulted in widespread smuggling. Sabin 282. Shaw and Shoemaker 14274. A very good copy. (#155736).