A Political Attack on Thomas Hutchinson

Take note of the use of symbols in this portrayal of Thomas Hutchinson.

How would you explain the narrative of this cartoon?

If you look carefully at the book at Hutchinson's feet, you'll see the word "Machiavel." What does that signify?

On page 2 of the Almanack is the following comment:

". . .how wretched, how intolerable are the last moments of one who has made it his business to sacrifice mankind to accumulate a little pelf! Look at the engraving . . . and endeavor to form some faint idea of the horrors that man must endure who owes his greatness to his country's ruin, when he is about taking leave of this world to receive a just and proper punishment for his crimes. Let the destroyers of mankind behold and tremble!"