The Dutch Barrier our's: or The interest of England and Holland Inseparable. With reflections on the Insolent Treatment the Emperor and States-General have met with from the Author of the Conduct and his Brethren. To which is added, An enquiry into the Causes of the Clamour against the Dutch, particularly with Reference to the fishery.
London. [s.n.], 1712.
8vo. 20pp. Disbound. A trifle dust-soiled.
A pamphlet by John Oldmixon (1673-1742), written in response to Jonathan Swift's (1667-1745) Conduct of the allies (London, 1711), supporting the first Barrier Treaty of 1709. The agreement between Britain and the States-General of the Netherlands was governed by the need to keep the Dutch involved in the War of the Spanish Succession. In return for Dutch support of the Protestant succession and a commitment to continuing the conflict, Britain agreed to a Barrier that effectively gave the Dutch permanent control of the Spanish Netherlands. British commercial interests viewed the terms as unfavourable and overly generous as they included ports in Northern Flanders that controlled trade along the Scheldt, rather than blocking potential invasion routes.
ESTC T35043.£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref: 21285