Title page from The Independent Whig, vol. 3 (2nd ed. 1741)

Part of: The Independent Whig, 4 vols. (1720, 1743) The Independent Whig, vol. 3 (2nd ed. 1741)

Trenchard and Gordon wrote articles for this weekly journal during the period 1720-21 just before they began work on their better known periodical Cato’s Letters which appeared 1720-23. In a total of 53 essays they criticized the power and abuses of the ecclesiastical establishment in Britain. As Trenchard died in 1723, Gordon edited the essays for later publication. The second edition was published in 1741. Vol. 3 contains no. 55 (no date) to no. 74 (no date) and some letters on some sermons.