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[Whittlesey, Thomas T.]:

MR. WHITTLESEY'S LETTER. WASHINGTON, FEB. 18, 1839. GEN. SANDS ADAMS:...

[Washington: 1839] 16pp, caption title [as issued]. Folded, light soil, worn along spine. Untrimmed, Good+. Neatly inscribed above the title, 'Sydney Stanley', probably the signature of the Hartford resident and Clerk of the Connecticut Legislature, born in 1805 and died in 1878. Whittlesey, a Connecticut Jacksonian, was wrapping up his only term in Congress. He had lost his bid for re-election in the fall of 1838, at least in part because he supported the Independent Treasury Bill, the Jacksonians' answer to a National Bank. Whigs and many of his constituents had opposed the Bill on the ground that it disadvantaged northern commercial interests at the expense of the South. This is Whittlesey's swan song, rebutting charges that he was guilty of "extreme servility to the south...and acting in base subserviency against the wishes and interests of our people." He explains the justice and fairness of the Bill and the unfairness of his critics. FIRST EDITION. AI 59215 [3]. OCLC 56414964 [1- CT State Lib.].


Book Id: 22427

Price: $275.00

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