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[Deane, Silas]:

PAPERS IN RELATION TO THE CASE OF SILAS DEANE. NOW FIRST PUBLISHED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS.

Printed for the Seventy-Six Society, Philadelphia: 1855 Tall 8vo. [4], [17]-201, [4] pp. Bound in later quarter leather and marbled boards. Very Good. One of 250 copies printed. "Contains Deane's narrative of his mission to France, Arthur Lee's narrative, and other documents." Decker. The Society acquired the original manuscript from Edward Ingraham of Philadelphia, who had acquired them from the family of Henry Laurens, President of Congress for part of the Revolutionary War. Deane had been charged by Arthur Lee with attempting to line his pockets in the course of his duties as an emissary to France during the War; depressed, he made some ill-considered remarks expressing pessimism about the American cause. These got him in further trouble. FIRST EDITION. Howes D173. 35 Decker 286. Larned 1494.


Book Id: 16243

Price: $175.00

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