"in the following pages i offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and common sense volumes have been written on the subject of the struggle between ( Britain) and America. Men of all ranks have been embarked in the controversy, from different motives, and with various design ; but all have been ineffectual, and the period of debate is closed. Arms as the last resource decide the contest; the appeal was the choice of the king, and the continent hath accepted the challenge"
He is providing simple facts, plain arguments and common sense. All the men's ranks went on board in public but failed. The last resource were guns or rifles decided by the contest. Which was the king's choice