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Yates, Richard:

SPEECH OF HON. RICHARD YATES, DELIVERED AT ELGIN, ILL. ON THE FOURTH DAY OF JULY, A.D. 1865.

Ironmonger & Mendenhall, [Jacksonville: 1865] Caption title [as issued]. 8pp, folded folio leaf, printed in double columns. Very Good. "You have carried our country through the most fiery ordeal which no other nation could have withstood." On this July 4, the first after War's end, Yates urges that future crises be met with fortitude: "What a set of ill-omened birds this age is afflicted with who always have a nightmare upon their affrighted visions," he says, referring to the "great uneasiness in the minds of sympathizers with treason." He supports Negro suffrage and the "individual and universal equality which is to save, not destroy, our country...You say the negro is not intelligent enough to vote, but this test would lead to the disfranchisement of a large portion of the whites." FIRST EDITION. Not in Sabin, Ante-Fire Imprints, Decker, Eberstadt, Graff, Soliday, Nevins. Monaghan 832.


Book Id: 12905

Price: $275.00

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