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DOCUMENTS AND PROCEEDINGS RELATING TO THE FORMATION AND PROGRESS OF A BOARD IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, FOR THE EMIGRATION, PRESERVATION, AND IMPROVEMENT, OF THE ABORIGINES OF AMERICA. JULY 22, 1829.

Vanderpool & Cole, Printers, New York: 1829 48pp. Original printed wrappers [edge-chipped, some foxing]. Closed tear at leaf 11-12 [no text loss]. Scattered foxing, old institutional rubber stamps. Signature of George C. Hornblower on the front wrapper. Good+. The object of the Indian Board was "the colonization and preservation of our Indians." The Board supported President Jackson's decision to remove the Cherokees from Georgia. This document includes the Board's Constitution, its founding membership, and documentation demonstrating the wisdom of the Jacksonian policy: the President's Letter of March 23, 1829 to the Cherokees, and other official communications with them. Thomas McKenney's Address, in support of removal on policy and legal grounds, is printed in full. McKenney identifies two intractable problems facing the Nation: "One of these relates to the black population in our bosom; the other to the red population, on our back." FIRST EDITION. Sabin 20457. AI 39083 [23]. Not in Field, De Renne, Eberstadt, Decker.


Book Id: 19055

Price: $250.00

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