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[Scott, Winfield]:

THE PRIVATE LETTERS OF LIEUT. -GENERAL SCOTT, AND EX-PRESIDENT BUCHANAN'S REPLY.

Hamilton, Johnson & Farrelly, New York: 1862 12mo, disbound with loosening, 24pp. Contemporary newspaper articles laid in, without obscuring any text. Light tan and wear. Lacks the wrappers, whose title includes the phrase, 'State Secrets for the People.' Else Very Good. Scott tries to give the historical record a boost in his favor by demonstrating that, opposing Buchanan's policy of appeasing the South and despite the duplicity of War Secretary Floyd, he sought to provision and fortify Forts Pickens, Sumter, and other Southern ports to prevent their capture by the seceding States. The outraged Buchanan-- tarred with being a do-nothing in the last months of his Administration-- says Scott's "statements betray a singular want of memory," and that he "was not only willing but anxious in the briefest period to reinforce Fort Sumter." FIRST EDITION. Bartlett 4253. 534 NUC 0352849 [7]. Not in Decker, Eberstadt, Nicholson, Dornbusch.


Book Id: 16101

Price: $150.00

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