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War of 1812:

ADDRESS TO THE FRIENDS OF INDEPENDENCE, PEACE, AND UNION IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX.

[np Boston? : nd,1812?] Caption title [as issued], 8pp. Untrimmed and uncut, lightly foxed and worn. Very Good. A meeting at Concord, Mass., on July 15, 1812, protesting "the momentous and calamitous state of our country" and denouncing the national government for having "unnecessarily declared an offensive war." Congress has "trifled away our dearest privileges and annihilated our fondest hopes." President Madison has sought to shore up his "sinking" popularity by a war policy; he and his allies, seeking to stigmatize their opponents as "tories" and traitors, have "an ambitious design to continue the power in the hands of our present rulers." FIRST EDITION. AI 26074 [2]. Not in Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker.


Book Id: 12948

Price: $150.00

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