Israel MauduitIsrael Mauduit (1708 – 14 June 1787) was a British merchant, writer and colonial agent. His surname is sometimes spelled as Maudit.
Mauduit was born in 1708, the son of a dissenting religious minister Isaac Mauduit. His brother was Jasper Mauduit who was also a colonial agent.
Mauduit is best remembered for his popular political pamphlet ''Considerations on the Present German War''. The work was an attack on British continental involvement which included the presence of British troops in the army of Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick and the annual subsidies paid to Britain's German allies during the Seven Years' War. The work was first published in November 1760, and went through five editions. The pamphlet was released amidst rising opposition to Britain's involvement in the German War.
Mauduit later served as colonial agent for Massachusetts. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1751. Provided by Wikipedia