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Holmes, John:

SPEECH OF MR. HOLMES, OF MAINE, DELIVERED IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, FEBRUARY 16, 1830, IN THE DEBATE WHICH AROSE UPON MR. FOOT'S RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO THE PUBLIC LANDS.

Office of the National Journal, Washington: 1830 24pp, stitched, untrimmed. Tanned, else Very Good. The routine debate over the disposition of the public lands turned into a momentous constitutional discussion of the nature of the Union. Egged on by Vice President Calhoun, desiring a national government with minimal funds and severely constricted powers, South Carolinians asserted their "view of the Union as only a partnership, which might be dissolved when it became inconvenient." Peterson The Great Triumvirate 175-178. Here Holmes weighs in to defend the Union, and to rebut charges levied by Missouri's Senator Benton that the North is unsympathetic to the needs of the Western States. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 32610. AI 1897 [2].


Book Id: 14019

Price: $75.00

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