The context of this pamphlet was the response of Alleyne and others to the denunciation of Barbadians for accepting the Stamp Act (1766). See Jack P. Greene, ‘Liberty and Slavery. The Transfer of British Liberty to the West Indies, 1627–1865’, in Exclusionary Empire. English Liberty Overseas, 1600–1900, ed. Greene (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 67-8.