Letters of Junius

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Letters of Junius  (1772) 
by Junius
Letters of Junius is a two-volume collection of private and open letters written between 1769 and 1772 by an anonymous author under the pseudonym "Junius". It also included letters written by "Philo Junius" (suspected to be Junius himself) and others in-reply. The letters were scandalous as they criticised and made claims of corruption and nepotism against a number of government officers, particularly the Duke of Grafton, Rev. John Horne and Sir William Draper, as well as King George III himself. Junius' letters discussed elections, freedom of the press, civil liberties and constitutional rights.

In the Preface, Junius grants full ownership and copyright of the letters to Henry Sampson Woodfall, the owner and editor of the Public Advertiser, an anti-Government London newspaper. Woodfall first published the collection in 1772. Numerous later publications of the same material were made including Miscellaneous Letters by J. Ward (1854) which included additional Junius letters pre-dating these.


Junius.



Stat nominis Umbra.




Vol.I.



London:


Printed for Henry Sampson Woodfall

In Pater Noster Row.

MDCCLXXII.

CONTENTS - VOLUME I
Dedication to the English Nation i
Preface xi
I Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser: 21 January 1769 1
II Sir William Draper's answer to the former letter of Junius, addressed to the Printer: 26 January 1769 17
III Junius to Sir William Draper, Knight of the Bath: 7 February 1769 25
IV Sir William Draper to Junius: 17 February 1769 33
V To Sir William Draper, Knight of the Bath: 21 February 1769 42
VI To Junius, from Sir Wiliam Draper: 27 February 1769 46
VII To Sir William Draper, Knight of the Bath: 3 March 1769 47
VIII To his Grace the Duke of Grafton: 18 March 1769 51
IX To his Grace the Duke of Grafton: 10 April 1769 59
X To Mr. Edward Weston: 21 April 1769 65
XI To his Grace the Duke of Grafton: 24 April 1769 67
XII To his Grace the Duke of Grafton: 30 May 1769 75
XIII Philo Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser: 12 June 1769 87
XIV Philo Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser 91
XV To His Grace the Duke of Grafton: 8 July 1769 97
XVI To the Printer of the Public Advertiser 107
XVII Philo Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser 115
XVIII To Sir William Blackstone, Solicitor General to her Majesty 120
XIX Philo Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser 129
XX Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser 142
XXI To the Printer of the Public Advertiser 154
XXII Philo Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser 156
XXIII Junius to the Duke of Bedford 162
XXIV Sir William Draper to Junius 177
XXV Junius to Sir William Draper 180
XXVI Sir William Draper to Junius 185
XXVII Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser 192
XXVIII To the Printer of the Public Advertiser 200
XIX Philo Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser 201


Junius.



Stat nominis Umbra.




Vol.II.



London:


Printed for Henry Sampson Woodfall

In Pater Noster Row.

MDCCLXXII.


CONTENTS - VOLUME II
XXX Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser 1
XXXI Philo Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser 11
XXXII Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser 18
XXXIII To his Grace the Duke of Grafton 20
XXXIV To his Grace the Duke of Grafton 22
XXXV To the Printer of the Public Advertiser 29
XXXVI To the Duke of Grafton 56
XXXVII To the Printer of the Public Advertiser 71
XXXVIII To the Printer of the Public Advertiser 79
XXXIX To the Printer of the Public Advertiser 90
XL To Lord North 98
XLI To the Right Hon. Lord Mansfield 113
XLII To the Printer of the Public Advertiser 132
XLIII Philo Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser 146
XLIV Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser 151
XLV Philo Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser 168
XLVI Philo Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser 170
XLVII Philo Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser 174
XLVIII Philo Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser 177
XLIX Junius to the Duke of Grafton 182
L To his Grace the Duke of Grafton 190
LI From the Rev. Mr. Horne to Junius 197
LII Junius to the Rev. Mr. Horne 201
LIII From the Rev. Mr Horne to Junius 206
LIV Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser 227
LV Philo Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser 242
LVI The Rev. Mr. Horne to Junius 246
LVII Junius to his Grace the Duke of Grafton 248
LVIII Addressed to the Livery of London 258
LIX To the Printer of the Public Advertiser 262
LX Philo Junius to the Printer of the Public Advertiser 277
LXI Philo Junius to Zeno 281
LXII Philo Junius to an Advocate in the Cause of the People 290
LXIII Observations by a Friend of Junius, in answer to a Barrister at Law 292
LXIV Declarations on behalf of Junius 296
LXV Junius to Lord Chief Justice Mansfield 300
LXVI Junius engages to make good his charge against Lord Mansfield 302
LXVII Junius to the Duke of Grafton 302
LXVIII To Lord Chief Justice Mansfield 309
LXIX To the Right Hon. Lord Camden 348
Index to the First and Second Volumes 357