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[Broderick, David C.]:
REMARKS, DELIVERED IN THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES, ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DEATH OF DAVID C. BRODERICK, OF CALIFORNIA, LATE A MEMBER OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, IN THE THIRTY-FIFTH CONGRESS.
Lemuel Towers, [Washington:, 1860]
16pp. Disbound, toned, loosened, about Good+. Broderick was a Democratic Senator from California who allied himself with Stephen Douglas in the bitter intra-party battle over Kansas. Pro-Southern Buchanan Democrats hated him. At the 1859 Democratic State Convention David Terry called Broderick a follower, not of Stephen Douglas, but of Frederick Douglass. Broderick intemperately responded. Terry, a Justice of the California Supreme Court, was a crack shot comfortable with violence. He challenged Broderick to a duel, resigned his seat on the Court, and killed him. Broderick's dying words were, "They have killed me because I was opposed to the extension of slavery and a corrupt administration."

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[Marshall, John]:
ATLAS VOLUME TO MARSHALL'S LIFE OF WASHINGTON.
Wayne, [Philadelphia:, 1832?]
Nine of ten maps, lacking No. 4. Each map is loose, with moderate spotting. Good or so.

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Indiana Elections- 1840:
HARRISON TICKET. FOR GOVERNOR, SAMUEL BIGGER. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, SAMUEL HALL...
3-3/8" x 4-1/2", ticket printed on yellow paper, with illustration of the 'Screaming Eagle' at the top. Irregular left margin, light wear, else Very Good. Bigger, an Indiana circuit court judge, would become that State's seventh Governor as a Whig. The underticket included Thomas N. Thomas for Coroner, Isaac Pugh for County Commissioner, John B. Ferguson for Sheriff, Israel Harding and Philip Sweetser for Representatives, and Robert Hanna for Senator. The underticket candidates are from Marion County, whose county seat is Indianapolis.

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[Virginia]:
PROSPECTUS OF VIRGINIA VALLEY LAND AND IMPROVEMENT COMPANY, BROADWAY, ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA, IN THE RICH AND PROSPEROUS SHENANDOAH VALLEY. CAPITAL STOCK... $500,000. SHARES, PAR VALUE, $100.
Original printed wrappers [chipped at spine and blank extremities, loosened]. Frontis illustration, 17, [1 illustration] pp. Many photo reproductions and sketches. Good+. The developing city of Broadway, Virginia, with its amenities, resources, financial opportunities. Illustrations of residences, streets, churches, birds eye view of city, pottery factory, office of Virginia Valley Land and Improvement Company, and the hotel to be erected in Broadway. Illustrations indicate publication in New York. Not in Haynes. OCLC shows about fifteen institutional locations as of April 2017.

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Buckeye Woman's Club:
BUCKEYE WOMAN'S CLUB, SEPTEMBER TO JULY, 1929-1930.
15], [1 blank] pp. Original printed tan wrappers, two staples. Ownership signature at head of front wrap. Occasional notations. Very Good.

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Botts, John Minor:
THE PAST, THE PRESENT, AND THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY. INTERESTING AND IMPORTANT CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN OPPOSITION MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE OF VIRGINIA AND HON. JOHN MINOR BOTTS, JANUARY 17, 1860.
Lem. Towers, Washington, D.C.:, 1860
16pp. Caption title [as issued], double columns, disbound. Tanned, scattered foxing. Early ownership signature at head of title. Good+. Congressman Botts and his fellow Virginia Whigs denounce the Democrats' "design in this State to prepare the hearts and hands of our people for disunion and civil war." John Brown had been executed the previous month; the magnitude of the firestorm thus ignited is difficult to conceive today. Acknowledging that the John Brown raid and northern refusal to enforce the Fugitive Slave Act are alarming, Botts calls the Democrats' charge that the North and the Republican Party have been seized by abolitionist animus is incendiary and demagogic. Botts traces the history of pro-slavery extremism through the policies of the Democratic Party, from Jackson and Van Buren, on through the annexation of Texas and the Mexican War, and the disastrous Kansas policies of the 1850's. FIRST EDITION. Haynes 1848. Sabin 6831.

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Hamlin, Hannibal:
SPEECH OF HON. HANNIBAL HAMLIN, OF MAINE, IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE, MARCH 9 AND 10, 1858, IN REPLY TO GOVERNOR HAMMOND, AND IN DEFENCE OF THE NORTH AND NORTHERN LABORERS.
16pp. Caption title [as issued], printed in double columns, disbound. Light scattered foxing. Very Good. Lincoln's Vice Presidential running mate opposes Southern attempts to take Kansas into the ranks of slave states by fraud.

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[Farrow, Henry P.]:
TO THE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA. GENTLEMEN: FEELING GRATEFUL TO YOU FOR THE HONOR CONFERRED IN ELECTING ME TO THE UNITED STATES SENATE...
7, [1 blank] pp. Caption title [as issued], folded folio sheet, with some separations at spine. Uncut, untrimmed. Light wear, Good+. Henry P. Farrow was the State's Attorney General from 1868-1872; U.S. Attorney for Georgia 1876-1880; Georgia's Republican Party Chairman for several years; and an unsuccessful candidate for Governor. Here Farrow addresses Republican members of the Georgia General Assembly the day after Congress admitted Georgia back into the Union. He gives thanks for his election, however, prematurely. Congress refused to seat him, and seated a competing candidate. OCLC 79118459 [1-Harvard Univ.], as of March 24, 2017.

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[Heath, James E.]:
CIRCULAR. AUDITOR'S OFFICE, RICHMOND, 1OTH MARCH, 1820. SIR,...
Folio sheet, folded to 8" x 10". 1, [3 blanks] pp. Signed at the end in type, "Jas. E. Heath, Auditor." Light old folds for mailing, Very Good. Signed in ink on verso, "The Clerk of Montgomery." Auditor Heath's Circular , evidently unrecorded, seeks information on assessments from the local Commissioners of Revenue "in your county."

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Miller, A.E.:
MILLER'S PLANTERS' AND MERCHANTS' ALMANAC, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1854...FOR THE STATES OF CAROLINA AND GEORGIA... TO WHICH IS ANNEXED, A LIST OF THE CHIEF OFFICERS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND OF THE STATE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA, CITY OF CHARLESTON, &C. WITH THE TIMES OF HOLDING COURTS AND MUCH OTHER GENERAL INFORMATION; WITH A GARDENER'S CALENDAR...
Walker & Evans, Charleston, S.C.:, [1853]
48pp, plus yellow advertisement pages preceding and following the almanac [holes in the advt. pages, small loss]; blank interleaves. In original printed blue boards [paper label of Apprentices' Library Society], and quarter morocco spine. Front board loose but present. Several text leaves loose, lower quadrant of one leaf torrn with loss. Otherwise a Good copy. The Almanac includes a "Calendar of Fasts, Festivals, and other days, Observed by the Israelites. For the Year 5614-15." With information on the militia, Police of the City of Charleston, South Carolina College, Free Schools, Medical Societies and Colleges, Banks, Insurance Companies, the Post Office, South Carolina Railroad, an article on cultivation of the fig tree, and the items promised by the title. III Turnbull 169-170. Not in Singerman.

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[Cherokee]:
CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE CHEROKEE NATION. PUBLISHED BY AN ACT OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL. 1892.
Foley R'Y Printing Co., Parsons, KS:, 1892 [ie, 1893]
425, VII pp. Loose textblock, early leaves chipped at blank fore-edge, covers worn and detached. One index page with large chip to corner [repaired on verso, no loss]. Good Rader 714. Hargrett 71. Gilcrease-Hargrett p.73.

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[Louisiana]:
RAILROAD MORTGAGE BOND: NO. 7585
Maverick, Stephan & Co., Lithographers, New York:, 1872
Broadsheet, 18" x 23 1/2". Recto printed with black ink, red underprinted; verso entirely in green ink. Top half of the sheet contains mortgage certificate, with a large vignette of a stream train and a small vignette of mother pelican with her babies and the words "I Live and Die for Those I Love." Bond has preprinted signature of Levi Parsons, President. Bottom half of sheet has 60 small coupons attached, with bond numbers rubberstamped in blue ink and preprinted with the signature of Chas. V. Ware. Denominated in both dollars and British sterling, each payment coupon $35/L7.4S. The verso contains the title of the bond, 28 sections for registering names and dates, as well as the backs of the coupons. Minor wear, few very tiny holes in one coupon with minimal loss. Very Good to Near Fine. The New Orleans, Baton Rouge & Vicksburg Railroad was officially chartered in 1872 and ran until about 1881.

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[Civil War ] [Pennsylvania Soldiers Voting in the Field]:
POLL-BOOK FOR THE OCTOBER ELECTION. DETACHMENTS. POLL-BOOK OF THE ELECTION, HELD ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF OCTOBER, IN THE YEAR ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SIXTY FOUR BY THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF CRAWFORD COUNTY, STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, IN THE ACTUAL MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE, UNDER THE REQUISITION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES... THIS ELECTION BEING AT CAMP OF DETACHMT. CHATTANOOGA TENN... CERTIFY HEREIN; EDWARD MCCAFFREY, ARNOLD ANGEROTH AND JOHN ULMER BEING THEN AND THERE DULY ELECTED JUDGES OF THE SAID ELECTION, AND GEORGE H. LOWRY AND CHARLES MCCONNAHY BEING DULY APPOINTED CLERKS...
Folio, 12 1/4 x 16 1/2". 4, 9-16pp [lacks pp.5-8]. Front wrap present but detached [foxed, two folds with some short splits]. Ink manuscript at head of front wrap "20 District, Crawford Co." Preprinted lined pages with columns and headings, completed in manuscript. Old folds, several short closed tears along edges. Except as noted, Good+. In 1864 nineteen Union States enacted legislation for soldiers in the field to cast their votes by absentee ballot. Generally Democrats opposed such legislation, fearing that the troops would support Republicans overwhelmingly. Pennsylvania's absentee elections occurred October 11, 1864; this poll-book notes the votes cast by two members of the 111th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. The 111th was organized from December, 1861, to January, 1862. It participated in the defense of Harper's Ferry and the battles of Cedar Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Bentonville. At the time of this poll, the majority of the unit was taking part in the occupation of Atlanta. Some of the troops left Atlanta near the end of October, 1864, for an expedition to Tucker's Cross Roads in Tennessee. The two men who voted in this poll book were: [1.] Seth Donahue [1843-1933] was a member of Co. B, 137th Reg. PA Infantry from 8/25/1862-6/1/1863 and of Co. A, 111th Reg. PA Infantry from 1/27/1864-7/14/1865. During the war he served in the Virginia Campaigns in the Army of the Potomac; engaged in the battles of Chancellorsville, Antietam, Fredericksburg and others. After the war he owned an 80 acre farm and held several political offices as a Republican. [2.] John Coburn [c.1844-1928] was a member of Co. G, 56th Reg. PA Infantry from 6/27/1863-8/13/1863 and Co. K, 111th Reg. PA Infantry from 2/15/1864-7/19/1865. The records of the National Homes for Volunteer Soldiers [1866-1938] show that he had received a wound to his right leg on 5/16/1862 but it is unclear whether this was prior to military service or whether he served with another company before the 56th. Contains autograph ink signatures of the clerks and judges of the election. The five signers include: Edward McCaffrey, Co. A, 79th Regiment PA Infantry; Arnold Angeroth, Co. B, 73d Regiment PA Infantry; and John Ulmer, Co. I, 79th Regiment PA Infantry, as Judges of the Election; and George H. Lowry, Co. H, 109th Regiment PA Infantry; and Charles W. McConnahy, Co. B, 109th Regiment PA Infantry, as Clerks of the Election.

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Johnson, J.H.:
HOME AGAIN.
J.H. Johnson, Song Publisher, Stationer & Printer, Philadelphia:, [@1860]
Broadside, 6-1/4" x 9-1/2". Toned, couple of short tears repaired on verso. Good or so. Johnson conducted business in the 1860s and 1870s. Variant of Wolf #891.

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Dowell, B.F.:
CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF OREGON. B.F. DOWELL, PLAINTIFF, VS. W.C. GRISWOLD, DEFENDANT. ACTION AT LAW. MOTION FOR A NEW TRIAL. BEFORE HON. STEPHEN J. FIELD, JUSTICE OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT, AND HON. MATTHEW P. DEADY, U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE. AUGUST TERM, 1877. BRIEF AND ARGUMENT OF B.F. DOWELL... PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEYS.
Printed at the Oregon Sentinel Office, Jacksonville, Oregon:, 1877
68, [1], [3 blanks] pp. Stitched in original printed front title wrapper [spine wrapper chipped, rubberstamp of 'B.F. Dowell, Attorney, Portland, Or. Jun 10 1889'. Good+. Dowell argued that "An Attorney and Claim Agent has a lien on moneys in the U.S. Treasury appropriated to pay Oregon-Indian War Scrip, of 1854 and 1855-6; and that the Defendant obtained the money appropriated to pay certain claims by fraud." Material is printed on the Oregon Indian wars of the 1850s.

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[Indiana]:
DELAWARE COUNTY, INDIANA, PUBLIC SCHOOLS/ COMMON SCHOOL DEPARTMENT/ THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT IRA KAIN HAVING COMPLETED THE COMMON SCHOOL COURSE OF STUDY PRESCRIBED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF DELAWARE COUNTY, INDIANA IN HAMILTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MERITS THIS DIPLOMA./ IN WITNESS WHEREOF, THE SEAL OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE SIGNATURES OF THE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT, TRUSTEE AND TEACHER OF DISTRICT NO. NINE ARE HEREUNTO AFFIXED THIS SEVENTY FIFTH DAY OF MAY, 1899. / [signed] JOHN WATSON, TEACHER; TOM CAMPBELL, TRUSTEE; AND CHAS. A. VAN MATRE, COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT.
Large broadside, 19" x 23 1/2". Black and white printed document completed in ink manuscript. Elegant typesettings, large decorative education related emblems with a picture at the center depicting an oil lamp atop a pile of books with a globe in the background, with ribbons, ivy and birds interwoven. All is set within an ornate border. Signed in ink by John Watson, Teacher; Tom Campbell, Trustee; and Chas. A. Van Matre, County Superintendent. Gold foil seal of the Delaware County Public Schools. Uniformly tanned, light dustsoiling. Else, Very Good. Ira Edward Kain [1882-1925] was born in Delaware County, Indiana, to Oliver P. Kain and Mary J. Schideler Kain. He spent his life in Delaware County, working as a farmer in the town of Shideler, marrying Oletha Wingate in 1902, and then moving in the nearby town of Albany. Charles A. Van Matre [1869-1931], a native of Delaware County, began teaching at the age of 18, took two years off to attend state college, and then returned to the profession. He was elcted the County Superintendent of Schools in 1897. He was hailed in his obituary as "the father of the consolidated school system in Indiana" due to his many years dedicated to construction of modern school buildings in central lcoations. In addition to his many years as superintendent, he was also active in Republican Politics, served as president of the Indiana State Teachers' Association, was a member of the Delaware County Bar, and member of the Delaware Masonic Lodge, the Knights of Piythias, and the Odd Fellows. [The Indianapolis News, July 20, 1931, p.15.]

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Marsh, Ebenezer Grant:
AN ORATION, ON THE TRUTH OF THE MOSAIC HISTORY OF THE CREATION; DELIVERED AT NEW-HAVEN, ON THE PUBLIC COMMENCEMENT, SEPTEMBER, A. D. 1798.
59pp, disbound. Closed horizontal tear at one leaf [no loss]. Good+. With learned and detailed footnotes, a survey of the creation myths of all cultures, to demonstrate "their inconsistencies and absurdities, and...the truth of the Mosaic history." FIRST EDITION. Evans 34047. Singerman 0121. Trumbull 1097.

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Macclintock, Samuel:
THE CHOICE: A DISCOURSE, OCCASIONED BY THE PRESENT SEVERE DROUGHT; THE MORTAL FEVER WHICH PREVAILS IN PORTSMOUTH, IN THIS NEAR VICINITY, AND IN MANY OF OUR CAPITAL, SEA-PORT TOWNS; AND THE THREATENING PROSPECT OF A CALAMITOUS WAR WITH A POWERFUL NATION. DELIVERED AT GREENLAND, SEPT. 9, 1798.
Thomas Adams, Boston:, 1798
21, [1 blank] pp, but lacking the half title and final blank leaf. One short margin tear [no loss]. some loosening. Good+. On the fever, Macclintock counsels, "The same sins are found in the midst of us, which have brought ruin on other nations in ages past. And may we not expect that these sins, persisted in, will finally bring ruin upon us...?" The French, with whom we are at the brink of war, "have long been considered as the model of politeness and humanity to all Europe, yet...they have committed such acts of savage barbarity as are a disgrace to human nature." The British army is no better. FIRST EDITION. Evans 34031.

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[Democratic Party of Portage County, Ohio]:
TO THE ELECTORS OF PORTAGE COUNTY.
Broadsheet. 17" x 20", printed in six columns on recto, one column plus a few lines on verso. Several fold splits and repairs, with a few words and letters lost in several places. Several fox marks. Good. The broadsheet expresses the position of the Democratic Executive Central Committee of Portage County at Ravenna, on the issues of the day, dated in type August 30, 1842. The Committee members were Joseph Lyman, John Gillis, D.P. Rhodes, E. Spalding, Samuel Mason, William Coolman, Jr., H.M. Campbell, Hugh Lowrey, and A. Servoss. Also printed is an "Address of the Democratic Members of the Ohio Legislature to the People of the State." Both indict the Whigs for "A series of most extraordinary events which have resulted in the overthrow and annihilation of Representative Government in Ohio," i.e., the mass resignation of Whig members from the legislature. Whigs are accused of "mass revolution," "treason against the State," and similar offenses. Not located on OCLC as of January 2017, or the online site of the Library of Congress.

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[Reconstruction]:
AN ACT TO RELIEVE CERTAIN PERSONS THEREIN NAMED FROM THE LEGAL AND POLITICAL DISABILITIES IMPOSED BY THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES. H.R. 1880, [Washington]:, February 16, 18
40th Cong., 3d Session. 6, [1 blank], [1- docketed in print] pp. 7-1/2" x 11". Caption title, as issued. A few fox spots, Very Good. Each line of the Bill is numbered. The Fourteenth Amendment barred from federal or State office any pre-War office-holder who had betrayed his oath to support the U.S. Constitution by joining the Confederacy. This Bill "Passed the House of Representatives February 16, 1869." It was then delivered to the Senate, which made a few amendments, adding a few and subtracting a few miscreant Confederates; it then passed its own version. The two Chambers were unable to agree on a final bill; it languished as the Session ended on March 3, 1869. The Bill's legislative progression and demise are reported in the Congressional Globe for the 40th Congress, 3d Session, pages 277, 357-359, 335-336, 374; and, finally, on various pages March 3, 1869.

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Smith, Ashbel:
AN ADDRESS DELIVERED IN THE CITY OF GALVESTON ON THE 22D OF FEBRUARY, 1848, THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH DAY OF WASHINGTON, AND OF THE BATTLE OF BUENA VISTA.
News Office. W. Richardson, Publisher, Galveston:, 1848
17, [3 blanks] pp. Stitched in original printed green wrappers. Light foxing, Very Good. In an attractive, modern quarter morocco slipcase, with gilt-lettered spine. The Handbook of Texas gives Smith some serious respect, calling this Surgeon General of the Texan Army and Yale graduate "the father of Texas medicine" and "the father of the University of Texas." The Address commemorates the success of American soldiers and "their veteran commander, General Zachary Taylor, whose generalship had been proved on many a triumphant battle field." The Americans were outnumbered at the Battle of Buena Vista. "The squadrons of Santa Anna, so full of confidence in the morning, had been broken and repulsed; under cover of the night they fled for safety... At Buena Vista was annihilated the military power of Mexico in the north-eastern provinces of that country." Smith lauds President Polk, the righteousness of American arms, and American war aims. He denounces "betrayers of the country" who deny the American claim to Texas, and who assert that Polk commenced the war unconstitutionally. His enthusiastic affirmation of Manifest Destiny rejoices in the freedom guaranteed by American institutions. "The Mexican war is a part of the mission, of the destiny allotted to the Anglo Saxon race on this continent. It is our destiny, our mission to civilize, to Americanize this continent." Smith emphasizes the immense importance of California to the United States; and the need to thwart British efforts to "hem in our Pacific territory, and control the two great thoroughfares of the overland trade." Winkler 57. Tutorow 4086. Raines 189. Not in Rader.

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Smith, Whitefoord:
THE SUBSTANCE OF AN ADDRESS DELIVERED TO THE PALMETTO REGIMENT, SOUTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEERS, ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1846, BY THE REV. WHITEFOORD SMITH, [PUBLISHED BY REQUEST.].
Caption title [as issued], 4pp. Disbound, else Very Good. Reverend Smith was a South Carolina Methodist, and one of the South's foremost apologists for Slavery. In this rare Address he tells the Palmetto Regiment, as it prepares to leave for Mexico and war, "You have been invoked to preserve inviolate the standards which have been presented to you, and to exhibit that intrepidity and gallantry for which South Carolina has ever been distinguished." The soldiers should, he says, act like Christians in performing their duty. They will demonstrate that "the volunteer force" will sustain the Nation and that a standing army "is not absolutely necessary to the protection of its rights." FIRST EDITION. Not in Turnbull, Sabin, Haferkorn, Tutorow, Decker, Eberstadt, NUC, LCP. OCLC locates three copies, under two accession numbers [Duke, UNC, USC], as of January 2017.

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[Philadelphia]:
REPORT OF A COMMITTEE OF THE SELECT COUNCIL OF PHILADELPHIA. READ NOVEMBER 10TH. 1796.
Printed by Zachariah Poulson, Junior, Philadelphia:, 1796
24pp. Stitched and untrimmed. Outer untrimmed margins with some light wear, minor foxing. Contemporary plain rear wrapper present. Very Good. The Report is a rare analysis of the municipal infrastructure of Philadelphia and the financing necessary for performing City services. It is an informative, detailed picture of the necessities of eighteenth century America's leading City. The Committee members were John Connelly, Samuel Mickle Fox, and John Bleakley. They sign in type on page 17. Municipal receipts-- from taxes, fines, rentals of city property-- are used for "Lighting and watching the city": 718 lamps are lighted under specific schedules, at enumerated costs; 23 watchmen, whose "routes, and the times of crying the hour are prescribed to them by the Commissioners." Funds are used for "Paving and repairing old pavements." The work involved, with its costs, is enumerated. "Cleaning the streets" is also a municipal function, "so essential to the health of the citizens." The city must clean the "filth" and "manure," costing "the city annually a considerable sum." The 300 "public pumps and wells," and the need for more of them, require maintenance and planning. Various properties owned by the City are let to private parties in exchange for rent. These include market stalls, wharves, the Schuylkill ferry and bridge, the Potter's-field. Procedures for determining and recording city receipts and expenses are delineated. Two tables, at pages 18 and 19, print the City's receipts and expenses for June 1789 through each subsequent year. An analysis of City property appears at pages 20-24, and is signed in type at the end by George Roberts and Samuel Mickle Fox. Evans 30996. ESTC w6143 [4- AAS, JCB, Lib. Co. U Penn.].

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[Parliament]:
FOURTEEN PARLIAMENTARY REPORTS CONCERNING BRITISH-AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS DURING THE CIVIL WAR.
Each document folio, 8-1/2" x 13-1/2". Stitched, except as noted; light wear, each with inoffensive rubberstamping. Except as noted, Very Good. A. CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE UNITED STATES' GOVERNMENT RESPECTING THE SUSPENSION OF THE FEDERAL CUSTOM-HOUSE AT THE PORT OF CHARLESTON. London: 1861. [2], 4, [1 blank], [1] pp. B. EXTRACT OF A DESPATCH FROM LORD LYONS RESPECTING POLITICAL ARRESTS IN THE UNITED STATES. London: 1862. [4]pp. C. NORTH AMERICA. NO. 7. PAPERS RELATING TO THE IMPRISONMENT OF MR. SHAVER AT FORT WARREN, IN BOSTON HARBOR. London: 1862. [2], 9. [1] pp. D. NORTH AMERICA. NO. 10. (1863.) EXTRACT FROM A DESPATCH TO MR. STUART, HER MAJESTY'S CHARGE D'AFFAIRES AT WASHINGTON, RESPECTING THE SEIZURE OF MAIL-BAGS ON BOARD THE "ADELA." London: 1863. [4]pp. E. DESPATCH RESPECTING THE CIVIL WAR IN NORTH AMERICA. London: 1863. [2], 2, [1 blank] [1] pp. F. NORTH AMERICA. NO, 6. (1863.) CORRESPONDENCE WITH MR. ADAMS RESPECTING NEUTRAL RIGHTS AND DUTIES. London: 1863. [2], 6, [1 blank], [1] pp. G. NORTH AMERICA. NO. 15. (1864.) PAPERS RESPECTING THE ARREST AND IMPRISONMENT OF MR. JAMES MCHUGH IN THE UNITED STATES. London: 1864. [2], 17, [1] pp. Paper is brittle, disbound, Good only. H. NORTH AMERICA. NO. 18. (1864.) FURTHER PAPERS RESPECTING THE ARREST AND IMPRISONMENT OF MR. JAMES MCHUGH IN THE UNITED STATES. London: 1864. [2], 6, [1 blank], [1] pp. I. NORTH AMERICA. NO. 17. (1864.) CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE ENLISTMENT OF BRITISH SUBJECTS IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY. London: 1864. [2], 59, [1] pp. J. NORTH AMERICA. NO. 19. (1864.) FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE ENLISTMENT OF BRITISH SUBJECTS IN THE UNITED STATES' ARMY. London: 1864. [2], 4, [2] pp. K. NORTH AMERICA. NO. 2. (1864.) CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE CAPTURE OF THE "SAXON" BY THE UNITED STATES' SHIP "VANDERBILT." London: 1864. [2], 43, [1] pp. L. NORTH AMERICA. NO. 11. (1864.). RETURN OF CLAIMS OF BRITISH SUBJECTS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES' GOVERNMENT FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE CIVIL WAR TO THE 31ST OF MARCH, 1864. London: 1864. [2], 18 pp. Pages brittle. Disbound, Good only. M. NORTH AMERICA. NO. 19. (1864.) FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE CESSATION OF CIVIL WAR IN NORTH AMERICA. London: 1865. [2], 4, [2] pp. N. NORTH AMERICA. NO. 2. (1865.) FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING BRITISH AND AMERICAN CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF THE LATE CIVIL WAR. London: 1867. [2], 3, [1] pp. The Reports present an overview of British-American frictions during the Civil War, with issues ranging from activities on the high seas, drafting of alleged British nationals into the Union armed and naval forces, arrests and other matters, all handled with exquisite skill by Lord Russell, Secretary of State Seward, and others.

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[Atomic Energy]:
THE EFFECTS OF ATOMIC WEAPONS. PREPARED FOR AND IN COOPERATION WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND THE U.S. ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY
Original printed wrappers. x, 456 pp. Photo illustrations, graphs, and charts. Light shelf wear, Very Good. The Civil Defense Office "commends this publication as a source of scientific information for technical personnel engaged in civil defense planning activities. Its detailed description of the physical phenomena associated with atomic explosions provides certain basic data helpful in the preparation of practical plans for atomic warfare defense." The book treats the "principles of an atomic explosion," its physical damage, radiation and incendiary effects, decontamination, radiation sickness, genetic effects of radiation, protection of personnel. OCLC locates four copies as of January 2017, under two accession numbers.

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Youle, Joseph:
AN INAUGURAL DISSERTATION ON RESPIRATION: BEING AN APPLICATION OF THE PRINCIPLES OF THE NEW CHEMISTRY TO THAT FUNCTION. SUBMITTED TO THE PUBLIC EXAMINATION OF THE FACULTY OF PHYSIC, UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE IN THE STATE OF NEW-YORK: WILLIAM SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. PRESIDENT; FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHYSIC; ON THE THIRTIETH DAY OF APRIL, 1793. BY JOSEPH YOULE, CITIZEN OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK.
Printed by T. and J. Swords, Printers to the Faculty of Physic of Columbia College, New York:, 1793
39, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, Very Good. Inscribed in ink on page [4]: "Docr. Paul Micheau from his Friend The Author." Dr. Micheau was a founding member of the Medical Society of Essex County, New Jersey, and a member of the Medical Society of New Jersey. He also founded a Medical School at Elizabeth in 1790. Youle died in 1795. Evans 26520. Austin 2102.

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[Magnus, Charles]:
SEVEN UNUSED POSTAL COVERS, DEPICTING FEMALE ALLEGORICAL FIGURES ON THE LEFT, THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE AT THE TOP RIGHT CORNER OF EACH.
Charles Magnus, New York:, [1861-1867]
Each cover is 3" x 5-1/2", with Magnus's address listed as 12 Frankfort St., N.Y. "Charles Magnus is listed at 12 Frankfort St. in New York City directories for 1861 through 1867" [Pop Music Collection online site of Middle Tennessee State U.]. a. Full color cover depicting an allegorical figure of a female carrying grains while wearing a red skirt, white shirt and blue sash. Name and address of Magnus printed beneath the illustration. A picture of the Smithsonian institute in pink with blue sky and green grass at top right corner with the words "Smithsonian Institute" printed beneath it. Glue remnants on flap side from having been mounted. Else Very Good. b. Cover printed in green ink depicting an allegorical figure of a female carrying grains on the left. Name and address of Magnus printed beneath the illustration. A picture of the Smithsonian institute at top right corner with the words "Smithsonian Institute" printed beneath it. Some shadowing along flaps from remnants of adhesive. Very Good. Variation of Winterthur Accession #71x021.29, which uses purple ink. c. Cover printed in purple ink depicting an allegorical figure of a female holding a sickle in her left hand at her hip, her right hand full of grains overhead. Name and address of Magnus printed beneath the illustration. A picture of the Smithsonian institute at top right corner with the words "Smithsonian Institute" printed beneath it. Some shadowing along flaps from remnants of adhesive. Very Good. d. Cover printed in purple ink depicting an allegorical figure of a female sitting upon a rock surrounded by a few shells and holding a trident in her hand. Name and address of Magnus printed beneath the illustration. A picture of the Smithsonian institute at top right corner with the words "Smithsonian Institute" printed beneath it. Some shadowing along flaps from remnants of adhesive. Very Good. e. Cover printed in purple ink depicting an allegorical figure of a female standing and holding American flag by her side, a Union shield is surrounded by large leaves; eagle stands perched with its wings held in the air. Name and address of Magnus printed beneath the illustration. A picture of the Smithsonian institute at top right corner with the words "Smithsonian Institute" printed beneath it. Some shadowing along flaps from remnants of adhesive. Very Good. f. Cover printed in purple ink depicting an allegorical figure wearing a flowing dress and holding flowers in her outstretched hand. Name and address of Magnus printed beneath the illustration. A picture of the Smithsonian institute at top right corner with the words "Smithsonian Institute" printed beneath it. Some shadowing along flaps from remnants of adhesive. Else Very Good. Winterthur Accession # 71x022.339. g. Cover printed in purple ink depicting a small vignette of two women sitting while another stands and reads to them from a large book. Name and address of Magnus printed beneath the illustration. A picture of the Smithsonian institute at top right corner with the words "Smithsonian Institute" printed beneath it. Some shadowing along flaps from remnants of adhesive. Very Good.

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[Douglas, John]:
SEASONABLE HINTS FROM AN HONEST MAN ON THE PRESENT IMPORTANT CRISIS OF A NEW REIGN AND A NEW PARLIAMENT.
Printed for A. Millar, in the Strand, London:, 1761
[2], 62 pp, as issued. Disbound, first two leaves with a stain and chip to blank inner margin. Good+. The author warns the new King "not to resign himself to the insolent pretensions of any confederacy of ministers" or "grasping courtiers." He warns against "a cabal of ministers" who seek to disturb England's tripartite division of power by "erecting themselves into a fourth estate, to check, to controul, to influence, nay, to enslave the other three." ESTC T47257.

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Dana, James:
A CENTURY DISCOURSE, DELIVERED AT THE ANNIVERSARY MEETING OF THE FREEMEN OF THE TOWN OF WALLINGFORD, APRIL 9, 1770.
Printed by T. and S. Green, New-Haven:, [1770]
51, [1 blank] pp, but lacking the half title. Broken stitching, two institutional rubberstamps [one a 'duplicate' notation]. Good+. Dana was pastor of the First Church in Wallingford. The cause of celebration: "That we have compleated 100 years since the incorporation of this town by the General Assembly of the colony." His Discourse reviews the early history of New Haven and Wallingford. He explains that "our first settlers" came from New Haven; Dana thus discusses New Haven's founding in 1638, the establishment of the first church there in 1639, the enactment of "a civil constitution," and its history through about 1670. The history of Wallingford then begins. Dana describes the "repeated incursions of the barbarians", that is, the Indians, in particular "Philip, youngest son of Massasoit," who sought to unite the New England Indians "against the English." The "extirpation of the savages" reflects the "divine goodness in freeing us from the enemy of the wilderness, and from an insidious foe." Evans 11622. Trumbull 540.

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Spence, Thomas:
MANITOBA ET LE NORT-OUEST DU CANADA, SES RESSOURCES ET SES AVANTAGES POUR L'EMIGRANT ET LE CAPITALISTE, COMPARES AUX ETATS AMERICAINS DE L-OUEST...
Publie par le Departement D'Agriculture, Ottawa:, 1875
Original printed front wrapper, stitched. 39, [1 blank] pp. Folding lithographed 'Map of Canada and Part of the United States, 1874' [with rail routes]. Light foxing throughout, with wrapper chipped along spine and blank corners. Good+. At head of title: 'Seconde Edition Revisee et Augmentee.' The pamphlet, preceded by the 1874 printing in French, was also printed in English. It touts Manitoba's advantages over the American West and Northwest. Spence urges that greater attention be paid to this Province, which is ripe for commercial activity now that the Canadian Pacific Railway is opening up the area. Sabin 89291.

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Avery, David:
TWO SERMONS ON THE NATURE AND EVIL OF PROFESSORS OF RELIGION NOT BRIDLING THE TONGUE.
Joseph Bumstead, Boston:, 1791
66pp. Disbound with light foxing. Good+. Reverend Avery counsels, "The evil of not bridling the tongue is a very serious subject." Evans 23137.

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Virginia:
JOURNAL OF THE CONVENTION OF VIRGINIA; HELD IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND, ON THE FIRST MONDAY IN JUNE, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-EIGHT.
Thomas W. White, Richmond:, 1827
39pp, bound in contemporary marbled boards and half calf [worn, hinges starting]. Else Very Good. This is the first printing of the Journal of the Convention to ratify the proposed U.S. Constitution, after the exceedingly rare 1788 printing of 200 copies. The Convention was called "for the purpose of a full and free investigation, discussion and decision upon the plan of Federal Government for the United States, recommended by the late Federal Convention, held in Philadelphia." The Journal lists delegates, the daily proceedings, the resolutions and votes; and prints the Constitution as ratified, with proposed Amendments consisting of a Declaration of Rights. Sabin 100030n. AI 31619 [4]. Cohen 2951. Not in Harv. Law Cat., Marvin, Marke.

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Post, Jotham [Jr.]:
AN INAUGURAL DISSERTATION, TO DISPROVE THE EXISTENCE OF MUSCULAR FIBRES IN THE VESSELS. SUBMITTED TO THE PUBLIC EXAMINATION OF THE FACULTY OF PHYSIC, UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE IN THE STATE OF NEW-YORK: WILLIAM SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. PRESIDENT; FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHYSIC; ON THE THIRTIETH DAY OF APRIL, 1793.
T. and J. Swords, Printers to the Faculty of Physic of Columbia College, New-York:, 1793
29pp, plus three blanks. Disbound, else Very Good. The verso of the title page has the Imprimatur in type of Samuel Mitchill, the well-known New York physician who taught at Columbia College. The dissertation is dedicated to two of Post's professors. Post evidently never practiced medicine, despite his graduation from Columbia. Instead, he entered the drug-importing business, was active in New York City politics, a director of New York Hospital [1798-1802], and a single-term Federalist Congressman [1813-1815]. He died in 1817. Evans 26028. Austin 1555.

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[Davis, Jefferson]:
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, FROM FLORIDA CONFEDERATE CONGRESSMAN R.B. HILTON, TO CONFEDERATE PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS, RICHMOND, SEPTEMBER 1, 1862; PLUS, ON ITS VERSO, TWO OTHER MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS: [1] DAVIS'S REFERRAL, PERHAPS IN HIS HAND, SIGNED 'J.D.', TO THE SECRETARY OF WAR, REGARDING A COMMUNICATION FROM THE TALLAHASSEE GUARDS; [2] OPINION OF GEORGE WYTHE RANDOLPH, THOMAS JEFFERSON'S GRANDSON, AS CONFEDERATE SECRETARY OF WAR RESPONDING TO DAVIS'S REQUEST. [Recto]: "HIS EXCY. PRESIDENT DAVIS: / SIR: / THE ENCLOSED COMMUNICATION, FROM MEN WHO HAVE DONE GALANT [sic] SERVICE HAS BEEN FORWARDED TO ME TO BE PRESENTED TO YOUR EXCELLENCY - I HOPE IT MAY RECEIVE RESPECTFUL CONSIDERATIONS AND EVEN FAVORABLE ACTIONS./ VERY RESPECTFULLY YR. OBT. SEVT. R.B. HILTON, REP. FROM FLORIDA." On verso [as docketed]: "HON. R.B. HILTON/ M.C. FROM FLORIDA/ RICHMOND SEPT. 1, 1862/ ENCLOSED LETTER FROM TALLAHASSEE GUARDS." [On verso, Davis's reference to the Secretary of War]: "SECY. OF WAR FOR ATTENTION. AS A 12 MOS. COMPANY REORGANIZED THE CLAIM TO ELECT AS SET FORTH SEEMS TO BE WELL FOUNDED. IF THE STATEMENT IS FOUND CORRECT IT WOULD BE BETTER TO GET ANOTHER CO. TO COMPLETE THE REGT. ONE TENDERED FOR THE WAR WOULD NOT PRESENT THE DIFFICULTY. J.D." [On verso, Randolph's response]: "RESPECTFULLY RETURNED THE PRESIDENT. IT IS BELIEVED THAT ALL OF THE COS. OCCUPY THE SAME POSITION NO AUTHORITY HAVING BEEN GRANTED TO RAISE NEW COS. THE PETITIONERS HAVE FALLEN INTO THE MISTAKE OF SUPPOSING THAT OFFICERS ARE ONLY APPOINTED FOR CONSCRIPTS WHEN IN FACT THE LAW AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF FIELD OFFICERS IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO VOLUNTEERS. GENL FINEGAN HAS BEEN DIRECTED IN NOMINATING FIELD OFFICERS TO CONSULT AS FAR AS PRACTICABLE THE WISHES OF THE REGT. G.W. RANDOLPH." [In pencil]: "Ans- J.D."
5" x 8", lined paper. Completely in manuscript, two folds. Very thin remnant of paper and glue along one edge from apparently having been glued down previously [a handful of letters only slightly affected]. The middle portion of the verso contains Davis's referral to Randolph, reciting the "enclosed communication" of the Tallahassee Guards. The left portion of the verso contains Randolph's response. Minor toning. Very Good. The Tallahassee Guards, a Leon County militia, were mustered into the 2nd Florida Cavalry in May, 1862, and stationed near Shell Point under Captain Peres B. Brokaw, probably to guard the salt works and fisheries. This cavalry unit officially organized as part of the Districts of East and Middle Florida of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, in December 1862. Joseph Finegan [1814-1885], a member of Florida's Secession Convention, was commissioned Brigadier General in April 1862 in charge of the Districts of East and Middle Florida Robert Benjamin Hilton [1821-1894] was appointed Captain of Company D, First Florida Infantry in April, 1861. He was Florida's Congressman in the First and Second Confederate Congresses. George W. Randolph [1818-1867], Thomas Jefferson's youngest grandson, was Confederate Secretary of War when he responded in this Letter.

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Confederate Postal Covers:
A LOT OF THIRTEEN UNUSED CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC POSTAL COVERS, ALL VERY GOOD WITH OCCASIONAL MINOR WEAR.
a. Cover with soldier sitting on bail of hay with initials "C.S.A." above his head; "OUR THRONE. COTTON defeated PACKENHAM, and Cotton will defeat 'Ape Lincoln'." 3-1/4" x 5-1/2". Printed with black ink. New Orleans: J. Mullen, Publisher. Not in Boyd. b. Yellow cover with portrait of Jefferson Davis above his facsimile signature. 3-1/4" x 5-1/2". Boyd 3.10. c. Cover entirely in red, white, and blue colors of the Confederate flag, with eleven white stars on blue background and small portrait of Jefferson Davis immediately to the right of the stars. 3-1/4" x 5-1/2". Not in Boyd. d. Cover entirely in red, white, and blue colors of the Confederate flag, with seven white stars on blue background on left. "Jeff. Davis, Prst.

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[Stacy, Edmund]:
THE TALE OF THE RAVEN AND THE BLACKBIRD. BY THE AUTHOR OF THE BLACKBIRD'S SONG.
Printed for R. Barnham..., London:, 1715
23. [1 blank] pp. Disbound, else Very Good with elaborate and attractive type ornamentation. "An anti-Jacobite fable" [ESTC], in poetry. ESTC T53824.

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Higgons, B[evill]:
A POEM ON THE GLORIOUS PEACE OF UTRECHT: INSCRIB'D IN THE YEAR 1713, TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE ROBERT LATE EARLY OF OXFORD AND EARL MORTIMER. NOW PUBLISH'D AND MOST HUMBLY DEDICATED TO THE PRESENT RIGHT HONOURABLE EDWARD EARL OF OXFORD AND EARLY MORTIMER.
Printed for P. Meighan..., London:, 1731
iv, 19, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, else Very Good, with elaborate and attractive type ornamentation. "First issued in 1713 as 'A poem on the peace'." [ESTC]. The treaty ceded to Britain Gibraltar, Minorca, Hudson Bay, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland; and accorded Britain the exclusive right to import black slaves into America for 30 years ESTC N11716. OCLC records eight locations under several accession numbers as of November 2016.

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Pettus, John J.:
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO SENATOR JEFFERSON DAVIS, FROM JACKSON, DECEMBER 31, 1860, SEEKING DAVIS'S ASSISTANCE IN PROCURING ARMS FOR THE MISSISSIPPI MILITIA, ASKING DAVIS TO INDUCE WAR SECRETARY FLOYD TO SEND MISSISSIPPI'S QUOTA OF ARMS FOR 1862, AND INFORMING DAVIS THAT HE WILL COMMAND MISSISSIPPI'S TROOPS IN THE ANTICIPATED CIVIL WAR.
[3], [1 docket] pp. Folio sheet, folded to 7-7/8" x 9-3/4". Entirely in ink manuscript, about 25-30 lines per page. Docketed on page [4]-- "Govr. J.J. Pettus. business ---, ansd." Very Good. This unusually interesting letter describes Mississippi's preparations for secession and war, and Jefferson Davis's anticipated role as head of its armed forces. Mississippi Governor Pettus wrote this Letter to then-Senator Jefferson Davis eleven days after South Carolina left the Union, and nine days before Mississippi's secession. Davis resigned from the U.S. Senate on January 21, 1861. Governor Pettus, of course, knew the path that Mississippi would take: he seeks arms for the upcoming conflict, fully anticipating that Abraham Lincoln would seek by force to preserve the Union. John Floyd, a Virginian who was Buchanan's Secretary of War, was already plotting to move arms to Southern Arsenals for their capture by Confederate forces. Pettus knew he could count on Floyd's help. "Jackson Dec. 31st 1860 "Hon. Jefferson Davis "My Dear Sir "Yours enclosing letters from Hazard Powder Company recd. I will try to secure the powder in New Orleans- if I do not will write you at once, I am much pleased to learn that you have purchased the Manard Rifle[.] You & Mr [Jacob] Thompson hazzard nothing while you confer a favour on me & the State. The Auditor informs me that the Revenue now being collected will be about which will be more than sufficient to meet any liability the state has yet or is likely to assume before it is paid in to the Treasury. I am willing to join in any surety & share with you & Mr. Thompson any risk you may assume in the premises. Volunteer Companies are forming in every County of the State and no effort I can make can furnish arms as fast as they call for them & unless you help me to convert auditors warrants into rifles I shall not be able to supply the arms they prefer. If anything could be added to your zeal in this matter, you will please remember that you will be called to command the men who will use the arms. For that reason among many others I claim your aid in procuring the most efficient. Enclosed I send you a letter to Secty Floyd asking quota of arms for Miss. for 1862, & your kind offices are invoked to induce him to send them as soon as possible. "The Treasury warrants have been sent to New Orleans & I presume the muskets are on the way by now. I will call the military board in a few days. You will be elected to command the volunteer forces of Miss.- & if Lincoln makes fight as I doubt not he will I think you had better be getting ready to meet Genl Scott at the head of 200,000 Wide Awakes. My present purpose is to call the Legislature to meet shortly after the Convention meets. Write me if the guns will be sent to Ship Island. Give my kindest regards to Mrs. Davis & the children, & tell her I hope to have the pleasure of seeing her in Jackson this winter & when you come remember my house is your house while here. Very respectfully your friend

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[Pendleton, George H.]:
GEORGE H. PENDLETON, THE COPPERHEAD CANDIDATE FOR VICE-PRESIDENT. HIS HOSTILITY TO THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC ILLUSTRATED BY HIS RECORD AS A REPRESENTATIVE IN THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES FROM THE STATE OF OHIO.
Union Congressional Committee, Washington:, 1864
8pp, untrimmed and uncut, with light old folds and some foxing. Good+. The Union Congressional Committee demonstrates that Pendleton, McClellan's running mate, is devoted to the interests of the Confederacy and has obstructed the Union war effort. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 59644. Not in Monaghan.

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[Election of 1848]:
THE WHIG ALMANAC AND UNITED STATES REGISTER FOR 1848.
Greeley & McElrath, New York:, [1847]
64pp, original printed and illustrated wrappers with wrapper title [as issued]. Light abrasion at bottom margin of front wrapper, some spotting at lower margin throughout,. Else Very Good. Essays and speeches oppose the Mexican War, including one by Henry Clay. Abraham Lincoln is listed at page 15 as the only Whig Congressman from Illinois. Drake 8512.

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Einhorn, David:
ANTRITTSPREDIGT, GEHALTEN IM TEMPEL DES HAR-SINAI-VEREINS... AM 27STEN SEPTEMBER, 1855, ZU BALTIMORE.
Hanzsche & Co., Baltimore:, 1855
14, [2 blank] pp. Contemporary plain salmon wrappers bound into modern wrappers. Very Good, with old binding remnant on blank inner margin of original front and rear wrapper. Einhorn was a Baltimore Rabbi, born in Bavaria, who led the American Reform Jewish movement. He came to the United States in 1855. This is his first American publication, and one of the earliest American Jewish sermons in the German language. Several years later, after delivering an outraged attack on Rabbi Morris Raphall's shocking defense of slavery as biblically ordained, he became persona non grata in Baltimore. Threats to his safety compelled his hasty exit in 1861. He accepted a position in Philadelphia as Rabbi of a reform congregation. For Einhorn, Judaism's eternal truth was its acknowledgement of one God and the Ten Commandments. Customs and observances were subject to adaptation to varied circumstances. "In the very first sermon that he preached in the United States, his inaugural address [this item] before the Har Sinai congregation in Baltimore, he stated in broad and clear lines his conception of Judaism... 'The renunciation of antiquated religious notions and customs must direct our attention more singly and completely to the essence of God's word, which is exalted above the change of times and places'." [Philipson, THE REFORM MOVEMENT IN JUDAISM, page 479. NY: 1907] Singerman 1377. OCLC records five locations under two accession numbers as of November 2016.

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[Dunlap, William]:
ANDRE; A TRAGEDY, IN FIVE ACTS: AS PERFORMED BY THE OLD AMERICAN COMPANY, NEW-YORK, MARCH 30, 1798. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, AUTHENTIC DOCUMENTS RESPECTING MAJOR ANDRE: CONSISTING OF LETTERS TO MISS SEWARD, THE COW CHACE, PROCEEDINGS OF THE COURT MARTIAL, &C.
Printed by T. & J. Swords, New-York:, 1798
viii, [9]-109, [1 blank], [2 advts] pp. Scattered foxing, Good+ in attractive modern quarter calf and marbled boards, with gilt-lettered black morocco spine title. Original front endpaper retained, signed, 'Joseph H. Dwight' in an elegant contemporary hand. "Dunlap became manager of the Park Theatre in New York, where early in the season this play was successfully produced. Interest is added to the work because of the documents printed at the end. It was reprinted in London the following year" [Church]. Andre was hanged as a British spy for his role in Benedict Arnold's treason. But his noble demeanor won the admiration of everyone who encountered him. Dunlap says that the play's "principal incident is the sad catastrophe which his misconduct, in submitting to be an instrument in a transaction of treachery and deceit, justly brought upon him." The Play precedes "Authentic Documents Relative to Major Andre," including three 1769 "Letters Addressed to Miss Seward, when he was a youth of eighteen"; and Andre's Poem, written in 1780, entitled 'The Cow Chace'. There follow "The Trial of Major Andre," with extracts of Letters from General Washington to the President of Congress in 1780; the Proceedings of the military trial, with correspondence from Benedict Arnold; and an Appendix, consisting of a "Copy of a Letter from Major Andre, Adjutant -General, to Sir Henry Clinton," dated September 29, 1780, and other correspondence; and extracts from Alexander Hamilton's published letter praising Andre's dignity and bravery. Church 1279. Evans 33652. BAL 4980. Hill, American Plays 72.

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Cooper, William:
THE PROMISED SEED. A SERMON PREACHED TO GOD'S ANCIENT ISRAEL THE JEWS, AT SION CHAPEL, WHITECHAPEL, ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 28, 1796...TO WHICH ARE ADDED, THE HYMNS THAT WERE SUNG, AND THE PRAYERS THAT WERE OFFERED UP, BEFORE AND AFTER THE SERMON.
Manning & Loring, Boston:, June 1796 [ie,
30, [2] pp. Stitched into modern blue wrappers. Scattered foxing, with early owner's ink signature, light rubberstamp on leaf 11-12. Good+ Introductory remarks answer the question that "the reader will be naturally led to inquire," that is, "Is it known whether this Sermon had any particular effect upon the Jews?" Reported here are examples of many conversions-in-progress "under the ministry of Mr. Cooper." Cooper's Preface, expressing his distress for the Jews, "that dear neglected people," explains his hope "that the profits, arising from the sale of it among the Gentiles, will enable me to distribute the copies gratis to the Jews." NAIP, Rosenbach, and Evans record this as a 1796 imprint. Singerman corrects the obvious error. Evans 30279. Singerman 0105. Rosenbach 108. NAIP w028971 [8].

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Colman, Benjamin:
JESUS WEEPING OVER HIS DEAD FRIEND, AND WITH HIS FRIENDS IN THEIR MOURNING. A SERMON PREACHED THE LORD'S-DAY AFTER THE FUNERAL OF THE REVEREND MR. WILLIAM COOPER, ONE OF THE PASTORS OF THE CHURCH IN BRATTLE-STREET, BOSTON. WHO DIED DECEMBER 13. 1743. AETAT. 50. BY DR. COLMAN, SENIOR PASTOR OF SAID CHURCH.
Printed by Rogers and Fowle, for J. Edwards in Cornhill, Boston:, 1744
[2], viii, [1], 6-45, [1 blank] pp. Lacking the half title, else Very Good. Stitched into modern plain blue wrappers. Contemporary ownership signature, 'Elizabeth Gray.' Beautiful type ornamentation. Colman was Senior Pastor of the Brattle Street church, one of the most prolific and best known of 18th century sermonizers and ministers, and "a strong believer in the evangelistic movement known as the Great Awakening" [DAB]. This sermon is taken from John XI. 35: "Jesus wept." He describes the character of Cooper, emphasizing that Cooper too was moved by the Great Awakening. Evans 5367. Sabin 14495.

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Hitchcock, Gad:
A SERMON PREACHED BEFORE HIS EXCELLENCY THOMAS GAGE, ESQ; GOVERNOR: THE HONORABLE HIS MAJESTY'S COUNCIL, AND THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, OF THE PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND, MAY 25TH, 1774. BEING THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE ELECTION OF HIS MAJESTY'S COUNCIL FOR SAID PROVINCE. BY...PASTOR OF A CHURCH IN PEMBROKE.
Edes & Gill, Boston:, 1774
56pp, but lacking the half title, else Very Good. Mild occasional foxing, stitched into plain blue modern wrappers. The text is an excellent discussion of the nature of political liberty. Hitchcock asserts, "In a state of nature men are equal... The people are the source of civil authority, and they may lawfully oppose those rulers, who make an ill use of it." Except by consent, "no individual has any authority, or right to attempt to exercise any, over the rest of the human species, however he may be supposed to surpass them in wisdom and sagacity." Thus "all lawful rulers are the servants of the public, exalted above their brethren not for their own sakes, but the benefit of the people," whose submission is achieved under the rule of law. FIRST EDITION. Evans 13330. Bailyn, Ideological Origins of the American Revolution 38, 310.

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Lathrop, John:
A DISCOURSE PREACHED, DECEMBER 15TH 1774. BEING THE DAY RECOMMENDED BY THE PROVINCIAL CONGRESS, TO BE OBSERVED IN THANKSGIVING TO GOD FOR THE BLESSINGS ENJOYED; AND HUMILIATION ON ACCOUNT OF PUBLIC CALAMITIES. BY...PASTOR OF THE SECOND CHURCH IN BOSTON.
39pp, with the half title. Stitching broken, top edge uncut. Lightly foxed, Very Good. On the eve of Revolution Lathrop discourses passionately on "the calamities under which we suffer." This is not the only occasion that tyrannical rulers have "disgraced the throne of Britain." He denounces "the multitude of strangers among us," i.e. the British regiments, which he names, that are now stationed in Boston, along with ships of war and other vessels "which have been employed to bring Troops to this unhappy Metropolis." Nothing but "the last extremity" can force the colonists to war. But England's conduct has been "too degrading and oppressive for British Subjects, quietly to bear." Our petitions have been "treated with contempt." He lauds the formation of the Continental Congress, and pronounces its delegates "men of the first character in the several provinces." The Congress convened to respond to "the late oppressive acts of parliament." Lathrop criticizes fellow colonists whose "scurvy trick of lying" aids the oppressors, and British members of Parliament who advocate Boston's destruction. Rhetorically, he asks, "Why is the power of Great-Britain so unnaturally directed against America?-- Why is this Town filled with troops? Why is this port blocked up, and the trade of the place ruined?-- What then is our crime?" Evans 13370. Adams Independence 121.

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Lincoln, Abraham:
SPEECH OF HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, DELIVERED IN SPRINGFIELD, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 17, 1858.
8pp, printed in two columns per page, with caption title [as issued]. One folded, uncut leaf with some separation along spine folds. Light spotting, Very Good. Lincoln's Speech, which preceded his debates with Douglas, puts forth the great themes that marked his political philosophy during the last ten years of his life. This is its only separate printing. Urging that slavery be placed in the course of "ultimate extinction," he repeats his 'House Divided' warning, first given at the State Republican Convention a month earlier. He insists that the Kansas-Nebraska bill was "the beginning of a conspiracy" to nationalize slavery. Attacking Douglas, and defending himself against the charge that he would "invite a war of sections," he stands on "the principles of our Declaration of Independence." Though blacks are not the equal of whites "in all respects," the Declaration "does mean to declare that all men are equal in some respects; they are equal in their right to 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.'" Most significantly, "in the right to put into his mouth the bread that his own hands have earned, he is the equal of every other man, white or black." FIRST EDITION. Byrd 2960. Monaghan 12. Not in LCP, Work, Dumond, Blockson, Eberstadt.

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[Jacob, John J.]:
A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF THE LATE CAPT. MICHAEL CRESAP.
Printed for the Author, by J.M. Buchanan, Cumberland, Md.:, 1826
Original marbled boards and half calf, with gilt spine rules and spine title stamped in gilt. 123, [1 errata] pp, lacking the blank free endpapers. Text uniformly toned, with scattered and generally light foxing. Contemporary margin commentary, private owner's bookplate [Charles R. Sanders, Jr.] on rear pastedown. Very Good. "The work is a defense of the record and reputation of Captain Cresap, accused of a barbaric murder in 1774 of the Indian family of the Mingo chief, John Logan. In an impassioned speech delivered to the Governor of Virginia, and transmitted throughout the state, Logan placed the blame squarely on Cresap. The charges were magnified again, when Thomas Jefferson reiterated them in his Notes on Virginia. History, however, was on the side of Cresap, and he was posthumously exonerated of the charges. The author, a Revolutionary officer, married Cresap's widow" [Siebert Sale]. "Defense of Cresap from Jefferson's charges against him in the Logan affair" [Howes]. "This biography of Cresap was written to refute Jefferson's account in Notes on Virginia of Cresap's tendency to murder Indians, especially in the famous case of the Indian Logan and his defenseless family... The defense is complete and the biography is of absorbing interest. Cresap and his father, Thomas Cresap, were both unusual men" [Streeter Sale]. "Cresap was made an object of hatred, by Jefferson's publication of Logan's speech in his Notes on Virginia" [Eberstadt]. According to Lawrence Wroth, writing in DAB, "Jefferson did suppress facts in his discussion of the Cresap case" [Graff]. FIRST EDITION. Siebert Sale 379. Howes J32 "b". Streeter Sale 1335. 106 Eberstadt 77. Graff 2185.

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[Massachusetts]:
THE CONSTITUTION, OR FRAME OF GOVERNMENT, FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, AGREED ON BY THE DELEGATES OF THE PEOPLE, IN CONVENTION, BEGUN AND HELD AT CAMBRIDGE ON THE FIRST OF SEPTEMBER, 1779, AND CONTINUED, BY ADJOURNMENTS, TO THE SECOND DAY OF MARCH, 1780, AFTERWARDS RATIFIED BY THE PEOPLE, AND TOOK PLACE ON THE 25TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 1780. THE FIRST WORCESTER EDITION.
Isaiah Thomas, Worcester:, 1787
12mo. 107, [1 blank] pp. Original calf [rubbed], rebacked. Very Good. Inscription in ink manuscript on second front free endpaper: "For Mr. William Hambley from his obliged and gratefully affectionate friend John Murray. Gloucester Octr. 10 1791." John Murray, the founder of the Universalist denomination in America, lived in Gloucester at this time. The Isaiah Thomas printing of the 1780 Constitution written by John Adams, a fine example of the American insistence on limited government, separation of governmental powers, and each branch of government controlled by checks and balances. Replacing the colonial charter, it was "drafted by the first body which could rightfully be called a constitutional convention" in Massachusetts [V Dictionary of American History 166]. "Of the original thirteen states only Massachusetts has avoided the necessity of wholesale revision of her constitution. Her 1780 document, while extensively amended, still serves her." [Id. at 167]. It served as the model for other States. Its 'Free and Equal Clause' was of profound importance: "by making the status of slave property uncertain, the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 may have had more to do with the withering away of slavery in the state than did the decisions in the Walker-Jennison cases" [II Gephart 10385]. Evans 20512. Not in Cohen.

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McKeon, John:
PEACE & UNION--- WAR & DISUNION. SPEECH OF HON. JOHN McKEON, DELIVERED BEFORE THE DEMOCRATIC UNION ASSOCIATION, AT THEIR HEADQUARTERS, NO. 932 BROADWAY, ON TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 3.
Van Evrie, Horton & Co., New York:, 1863
13, [2 blanks] [1] pp. Disbound, light wear, Good+. During the Civil War McKeon, a New York City Democratic Congressman, opposed Lincoln's war policies. "All their efforts have proved fruitless, have signally failed." Applauding Horatio Seymour's victory as Democratic Governor of New York, he says that by his election "a rampart of protection was thrown around the rights and liberties of every man within the territorial lines of the State." Here he speaks out against the War, a coerced Union, Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus and arrests of dissenters. The rear wrap advertises 'The New-York Weekly Caucasian. The White Man's Paper.' Its guiding lights "are the principles of White Men's Liberties, opposition to Negro Equality, and in favor of an appeal to peaceful agencies to restore the Union and the Constitution...and stands firmly for WHITE SUPREMACY." Sabin 43441n. Not in LCP, Bartlett.

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Hunt, Captain E.B.:
UNION FOUNDATIONS: A STUDY OF AMERICAN NATIONALITY AS A FACT OF SCIENCE.
D. Van Nostrand. London: Trubner & Co. , New York:, 1863
61, [3 blanks] pp. Disbound a bit roughly, else Very Good. Captain Hunt, of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, writes from New Haven in January 1863. This is a nutty article explaining "the scientific bases upon which our nationality has rested and must rest." Nationhood, he says, replicates the harmonious workings of the different components of the human body-- both have been designed by God to function as a whole. Secession thus is an assault on the laws of nature. A geological and geographical examination, conducted here, proves this.

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Ewing, Thomas:
SPEECH...AT CHILLICOTHE, OHIO, BEFORE A REPUBLICAN MASS MEETING, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 1860.
24pp, disbound, label adhering to blank portion of title page, Good+. The adoptive father of William Tecumseh Sherman, Ewing had been an Ohio Whig Senator; he now holds no party attachment "but to the Union." Urging a vote for Lincoln, he condemns Douglas's "wanton childish recklessness" in forcing repeal of the Missouri Compromise. The Republican platform counsels "peace and mutual respect of each other's rights between States, instead of the maintenance of a continual and irrepressible conflict." FIRST EDITION. LCP 3553. Sabin 23331n. Not in Monaghan, Thomson.

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Rogers, Henry W.:
HENRY W. ROGERS ON THE REBELLION.
Clapp, Matthews & Waite's Steam Printing House, Buffalo:, 1861
[4], [7]-31, [1 blank] pp [as issued]. Disbound a bit roughly, light wear, Good+. Rogers wrote this pamphlet in support of his candidacy for New York State Senator. Dated in type October 18, 1861, it explains his record as a conciliator, seeking in December 1860 to dissuade South Carolina from seceding and urging Northern adherence to the Fugitive Slave Act. After secession, speaking in July 1861, he urged preservation of the Union by force, "whatever the cost of blood or treasure... Secession is but another name for treason." Sabin 72677. Not in Bartlett. OCLC locates eleven copies as of November 2016.

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[Washington, George]:
FOURTEEN EULOGIES AND ORATIONS ON THE DEATH OF GEORGE WASHINGTON.
This lot of fourteen items is detailed below with titles, pagination and condition. Additional details are available upon request. 1. Brooks, John: AN EULOGY, ON GENERAL WASHINGTON... Boston: 1800. 15, [1 blank] pp, with the half title. Disbound and untrimmed, with wide margins. Contemporary signature on final blank, "Mr. John Bishop " Scattered foxing, ink numeral, else Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Evans 37050. Stillwell 42. 2. Burrill, Col. George R.: AN ORATION, PRONOUNCED AT THE BAPTIST MEETING-HOUSE IN PROVIDENCE, ON TUESDAY, THE SEVENTH OF JANUARY, 1800, AT THE FUNERAL CEREMONY ON THE DEATH OF GEN. GEORGE WASHINGTON. Providence: John Carter, [1800]. 15, [1 blank] pp. Bound in later plain wrappers, lightly worn. Good+. FIRST EDITION. Evans 37070. Alden 1662. Stillwell 46. 3. Fisher, Nathaniel: A SERMON, PREACHED DECEMBER 29, 1799. IN ST. PETER'S CHURCH, SALEM, THE SUNDAY AFTER THE MELANCHOLY TIDINGS WERE RECEIVED, OF THE DEATH OF GENERAL WASHINGTON. PUBLISHED BY DESIRE OF THE TOWN. Salem: Thomas C. Cushing, [1800]. 24pp. Bound into modern plain wrappers, foxed. Good to Good+. Evans 37425. Stillwell 79. 4. Fontanes, Louis: ELOGE FUNEBRE DE WASHINGTON; PRONONCE DANS LE TEMPLE DE MARS, LE 20 PLUVIOSE, AN 8. [Paris:] 1800. 1800. Half title, 29, [3 blanks] pp. Disbound, untrimmed, ink number on title leaf. Very Good. "The oration was delivered at the commemorative services held by the French government upon receipt of the news of Washington's death. An English translation, with notes, is to be found in Hough's Washingtoniana, 1865, p. 196-214/ Sabin 24292; Howes [W151]; Stillwell 82." OCLC. FIRST EDITION. Stillwell 82. OCLC 6167188 [15]. 5. Hopkins, Daniel: A SERMON, PREACHED DECEMBER 29, 1799, IN THE SOUTH MEETING HOUSE, SALEM, THE LORD'S DAY AFTER THE MELANCHOLY TIDINGS WERE RECEIVED OF THE DEATH OF GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON, WHO DIED DEC.14, 1799. BY...PASTOR OF THE THIRD CHURCH. PUBLISHED BY THE DESIRE OF THE TOWN. Salem: Printed by Thomas C. Cushing, at the Bible & Heart, [1800]. 28pp, with the half title. Disbound. Scattered foxing, inner margin of last leaf worn. Good+. Evans 37646. Stillwell 109. NAIP w029333. 6. Johnson, John B.: EULOGY ON GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON. A SERMON, DELIVERED FEBRUARY 22D, 1800, IN THE NORTH DUTCH CHURCH, ALBANY, BEFORE THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK, AT THEIR REQUEST: BY...ONE OF THE CHAPLAINS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, AND ONE OF THE MINISTERS OF THE REFORMED DUTCH CHURCH, IN THE CITY OF ALBANY. Albany: L. Andrews, 1800. [2], 22pp, with half title. Disbound, Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Evans 37709. 7. Morris, Gouverneur: AN ORATION, UPON THE DEATH OF GENERAL WASHINGTON. DELIVERED AT THE REQUEST OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NEW-YORK, ON THE 31ST DAY OF DECEMBER, 1799. AND PUBLISHED BY THEIR REQUEST. New York: John Furman, 1800. 24pp, with the errata at the base of page 24 and the statement, 'Copy Right Secured to the Corporation.' Disbound and lightly foxed, Good+. Evans 38002. NAIP w021570. Stillwell 178. 8. Osgood, David: A DISCOURSE, DELIVERED DECEMBER 19, 1799, THE LORD'S-DAY IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE MELANCHOLY TIDINGS OF THE LOSS SUSTAINED BY THE NATION IN THE DEATH OF ITS MOST EMINENT CITIZEN, GEORGE WASHINGTON, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 14TH INSTANT, AETAT.68. BY...PASTOR OF THE CHURCH IN MEDFORD. PUBLISHED IN COMPLIANCE WITH A VOTE OF THE TOWN, TO FURNISH EACH FAMILY WITH A COPY, TOGETHER WITH THE FAREWELL ADDRESS OF THE LATE PRESIDENT, IN ONE BOOK. Boston: Printed by Samuel Hall, No. 53, Cornhill, 1800. 19, [1 blank] pp, half title present but loose. Disbound. Good+. "Issued without the farewell address. Also issued with the address [Evans 38170]." NAIP. This one does not have the Address. Stillwell 192. Bristol B11099. NAIP w030815. 9. Paine, Seth: AN EULOGY, ON GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON. PRONOUNCED IN THE FRIENDSHIP LODGE, NO. 9, ANTIENT YORK MASONS, IN PRESENCE OF THE GRAND LODGE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA, AND NUMEROUS ASSEMBLAGE OF BRETHREN, ON THE 22D OF FEBRUARY, 1800...BY SETH PAINE, JUNIOR GRAND WARDEN. 1800. Charleston, South-Carolina: Freneau & Paine. 1800. 12mo, disbound without half title or final blank. Closed tear [2", without loss] to title leaf. Trimmed closely at fore-edge, shaving lettering on several leaves. Good. FIRST EDITION. Evans 38176. I Turnbull 378. 10. Porter, Eliphalet: AN EULOGY ON GEORGE WASHINGTON, LATE COMMANDER OF THE ARMIES, AND THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WHO DIED ON THE 14TH OF DECEMBER, 1799. DELIVERED, JAN. 14TH, 1800, BEFORE THE INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF ROXBURY, AT THE REQUEST OF THEIR COMMITTEE. Boston: [1800]. 22, [2 blanks], 22pp. With the half title. Disbound, contemporary plain wrappers, clean and bright text, attractive typographic ornamentation. Very Good. With Washington's Farewell Address of September 1796 reprinted here. FIRST EDITION. Evans 38305. Stillwell 201. 11. Prince, John: PART OF A DISCOURSE DELIVERED ON THE 29TH OF DECEMBER, UPON THE CLOSE OF THE YEAR 1799, RECOMMENDING THE IMPROVEMENT OF TIME. BY JOHN PRINCE, LL. D., MINISTER OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL SOCIETY IN SALEM. PUBLISHED BY DESIRE OF THE TOWN. Salem: Printed by Thomas C. Cushing, at the Bible & Heart , [1800]. 24pp, disbound [a bit of loosening]. Light dusting. Good+. Evans 38323. Stillwell 202a. 12. Thacher, Peter: A SERMON, OCCASIONED BY THE DEATH OF GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON, AND PREACHED FEB.22, 1800, BY THEIR DIRECTION, BEFORE HIS HONOR MOSES GILL, ESQ. COMMANDER IN CHIEF, THE HONORABLE COUNCIL, THE HONORABLE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. Boston: Young & Minns, [1800]. 21, [3 blank] pp. With the half title. Light foxing of half title and title, else clean. Minor age toning. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Evans 38618. 13. Tomb, Samuel: AN ORATION ON THE AUSPICIOUS BIRTH, SUBLIME VIRTUES, AND TRIUMPHANT DEATH OF GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON; PRONOUNCED FEB.22, 1800; IN NEWBURY SECOND PARISH. BY...TO WHICH ARE ANNEXED, TWO ODES AND AN ACROSTIC, COMMEMORATIVE OF THE BIRTH AND DEATH OF THAT ILLUSTRIOUS PERSONAGE; COMPOSED BY THE SAME HAND. Newburyport [MA]: Printed by Edmund M. Blunt., 1800. 17, [3] pp. Disbound. Lacks half title. Scattered foxing. Good+. The last three pages consist of the two Odes that "were sung on the occasion with great applause, by the musical band under the direction of Mr. Joseph Stanwood, jun." The first letters of each line of the second Ode, an Acrostic, form 'George Washington.' Evans 38662. Stillwell 235. NAIP w024798. 14. Tuckerman, Joseph: A FUNERAL ORATION. OCCASIONED BY THE DEATH OF GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON. WRITTEN AT THE REQUEST OF THE BOSTON MECHANIC ASSOCIATION, AND DELIVERED BEFORE THEM, ON THE 22D OF FEB. 1800. Boston: [1800]. 24pp, disbound. Untrimmed and generously margined, some age-toning, and an ink numeral. Attractive typographic ornamentation. Very Good. Evans 38680. Stillwell 237.

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Delaware and Raritan Canal Company:
GROUP OF NINETEEN ITEMS RELATING TO THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL COMPANY.
This lot of nineteen items is described below. Additional details available upon request. 1. Delaware and Raritan Canal Company: FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL COMPANY; MAY 10, 1831. Princeton, N.J.: Printed by D'Hart & Connolly., 1831. 31, [1 blank] pp. Stitched, untrimmed. Light fox, soil, and wear. Closed short tear [no loss] at title leaf. Good+. Felcone 546. Thomson 516. 2. Blue, Jersey: ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW-JERSEY, RELATIVE TO A BRIDGE OVER THE DELAWARE RIVER AT TRENTON AND A RAIL-ROAD FROM TRENTON TO NEW-BRUNSWICK. New Jersey: December, 1834. Disbound, 14pp, light to moderate foxing, Good+. Scarce, OCLC locating four copies [Yale + three New Jersey institutions]. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 317. AI 22847 [2]. OCLC 31747190 [4]. 3. [Stewart, Wm. D.]: REPORT. THE MINORITY OF THE COMMITTEE, TO WHOM WAS REFERRED THE BILL ENTITLED "AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TRENTON AND NEW-BRUNSWICK TURNPIKE COMPANY," ASK LEAVE TO OFFER A COUNTER REPORT, WITH THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENT TO THE BILL, VIZ... [Trenton?: 1835?]. 3, [1 blank] pp. Caption title [as issued]. Disbound and foxed. Good. Felcone 1067. OCLC 28540566 [1]. 4. Williamson, Isaac H., and Garret D. Wall: OPINION OF ISAAC H. WILLIAMSON, ESQ. AND GARRET D. WALL, ESQ. IN RELATION TO THE CORPORATE POWERS OF "THE TRENTON AND NEW-BRUNSWICK TURNPIKE COMPANY." Trenton: Joseph Justice. 1835. 1835. Disbound, 20pp, light to moderate foxing. Good+. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 1422. AI 35445 [3]. OCLC 8685098 [8]. 5. [Wood, George et al.]: OPINIONS OF COUNSEL ON THE RIGHTS VESTED IN THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL AND CAMDEN AND AMBOY RAIL ROAD AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES, BY THE ACTS OF THE STATE OF NEW-JERSEY PASSED IN RELATION TO THEM. Princeton, N.J.: Robert E. Hornor., 1835. Disbound, 24pp, light fox and wear, Good+ or so. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 1192. AI 31316 [1]. OCLC 31744707 [6]. BEAL 10987. 6. [Stockton, Robert F.]: REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO OFFER TO THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL AND FEEDER, AND THE CAMDEN AND AMBOY RAIL ROAD, WITH THEIR APPENDAGES: MADE TO THE STOCKHOLDERS IN THE MONTH OF APRIL, 1836. Princeton: Printed by John Bogart, 1836. 37, [3 blank] pp. Disbound. Scattered foxing, Good+. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 557. AI 37070 [5]. Thomson 1251. 7. [Blane, John]: REPORT OF THE MINORITY OF THE COMMITTEE OF ENQUIRY, RELATIVE TO THE RAIL ROAD AT TRENTON, &C. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE HOUSE. Trenton: Printed by Joseph Justice & Son, 1837. 43, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, untrimmed, and generously margined. Lightly spotted, old numerical accession number in top margin of title page. Good+. Includes an opinion by Samuel L. Southard. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 1069. Thomson 1679. OCLC 31746833 [2]. 8. New Jersey: REPORT ON THE RAIL ROAD CONTROVERSY, MADE BY THE JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATURE OF NEW JERSEY, WITH THE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE TREASURER, ATTORNEY-GENERAL, AND THE COMPANIES. READ MARCH 8TH, 1841, AND ORDERED TO BE PRINTED. Trenton, N.J.: Printed by Sherman and Harron, 1841. 31, [1 blank]. Later plain brown wrappers [ink notation on front wrap]. Partly untrimmed. Scattered foxing, some water stains in bottom margins. Good to Good+. Felcone 1066. AI 41-3753 [1]. OCLC 31746899 [2]. 9. [Potter, John]: ADDRESS OF THE DIRECTORS OF THE CAMDEN AND AMBOY RAIL ROAD AND DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL COMPANIES, TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW JERSEY. Trenton: Press of the Emporium, 1846. 31, [1 blank] pp. Disbound and lightly spotted, a small rubberstamped rectangle on title page. Good+. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 456. AI 46-1314 [5]. OCLC 8480396 [6]. 10. Delaware and Raritan Canal Company: REPORT OF A COMMITTEE OF THE JOINT BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE...AND CAMDEN & AMBOY R.R. & TRANSPORTATION CO'S, ON THE SUBJECT OF THE TRANSPORTATION OF THE MAILS BETWEEN NEW YORK AND PHILADELPHIA. OCTOBER, 1846. Trenton: 1847. Contemporary plain wrappers, stitched, 16pp. Light foxing and wear, Good+. Felcone 556. OCLC 31746765 [6]. 11. Delaware and Raritan Canal Company: REPLY OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL AND CAMDEN AND AMBOY RAILROAD AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES, TO A LETTER ADDRESSED TO THE HON. G.W. HOPKINS, CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE OF POST OFFICES AND POST ROADS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE U.S., BY THE HON. CAVE JOHNSON, POST MASTER GENERAL. Trenton: Arnold & Brittain, Printers, 1847. 23, [1 blank] pp. Disbound without wraps, scattered foxing, last leaf with a tear in blank inner margin [no text affected]. Good+. Felcone 555. OCLC 51311381 [9]. 12. Delaware and Raritan Canal Company: ADDRESS OF THE JOINT BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL AND CAMDEN AND AMBOY RAILROAD COMPANIES, TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW JERSEY. JUNE-1848. Trenton: Printed by Sherman and Harron, 1848. 30, [2 blank] pp. Disbound with light wear and a couple of institutional marks in blank portions of the pamphlet. Good+. Felcone 544. 13. Stockton, Robert Field: APPEAL OF COMMODORE R. F. STOCKTON TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW JERSEY, IN RELATION TO THE EXISTING CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE STATE AND THE UNITED DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL, AND CAMDEN AND AMBOY RAILROAD COMPANIES. SEPTEMBER 24TH, 1849. 1849. Princeton. 1849. 29, [1 blank] pp. Disbound without wrappers, light spotting, Good+. OCLC locates seven, under two accession numbers. 14. Delaware and Raritan Canal Company: AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE AFFAIRS OF THE DELAWARE & RARITAN CANAL AND CAMDEN & AMBOY RAIL ROAD COMPANIES, IN REFERENCE TO CERTAIN CHARGES BY 'A CITIZEN OF BURLINGTON,' DECEMBER, 1848. Newark: Daily Advertiser, 1849. 78, [2] pp. Disbound with scattered foxing. Last leaf dusted. Good+. Felcone 551. 15. Tatham, George N.: AN EXPOSITION OF THE CHARACTER AND MANAGEMENT OF THE NEW JERSEY JOINT MONOPOLIES, THE CAMDEN AND AMBOY RAILROAD AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY: THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL COMPANY, AND THEIR APPENDAGES. Philadelphia: King & Baird, 1852. 32pp, disbound. Trimmed closely at the fore-margin, just touching [without taking] a few letters in the margins. Good+. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 1355. OCLC 4648617 [11]. 16. Stockton, Robert F.: ANSWER OF ROBERT F. STOCKTON IN BEHALF OF THE JOINT BOARD OF THE D.& R. CANAL AND C.& A.R.R. COMPANIES, TO A COMMITTEE OF THE SENATE OF NEW JERSEY, IN RELATION TO SURRENDERING THE WORKS OF THE COMPANIES TO THE STATE. READ AND ORDERED TO BE PRINTED. Trenton: Printed at the True American Office, 1854. 22pp. Disbound, light wear. Old rubberstamping. Good+. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 1333. OCLC 7242584 [8]. (19769) 17. [Stockton, Robert F.]: AT THE MEETING OF DIRECTORS HELD AT THE CANAL OFFICE IN PRINCETON, N. J. ON FRIDAY JANY 19TH, 1855- RESOLVED THAT COL. DAVID POTTER BE APPOINTED AND HE IS HEREBY APPOINTED REAL ESTATE AGENT TO PROCURE THE CONDITIONAL RIGHT OF WAY FOR THE WEST JERSEY RAILROAD, FROM WOODBURY STATION TO THE LINE OF CUMBERLAND & CAPE MAY COUNTIES, THE OPERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION TO COMMENCE MAY 9TH 1853...AT MEETING, HELD MAY 9TH, 1853 ON MOTION OF COMMODORE R.F. STOCKTON, J.H. WHITNEY, G.M. WARD, DAVID POTTER & JOSHUA SWAIN WHERE APPOINTED A COMMITTEE TO MAKE CONTRACTS FOR THE RIGHT OF WAY. 1855. [Princeton, N.1855]. Broadside, approx. 7"x 10". Handwritten in ink. Previously folded, a few small splits on folds. Good+. 18. Steam Ferry Boat New Jersey: STARTLING TRUTHS RELATING TO THE BURNING OF THE NEW JERSEY. THE CONDUCT OF WM. B. REED, AND THE CONSPIRACY AGAINST YOUNG KEYSER FULLY EXPOSED. ONE ACQUAINTED WITH THE FACTS. Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1856. 24pp. Tall 8vo, disbound, traces of original wraps visible. The boat was owned by the Camden and Philadelphia Steamboat Ferry Company, a company controlled by the joint Delaware and Raritan Canal and Camden and Amboy Railroad and Transportation companies. Bit of loosening. Else, Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 1311. Sabin 90581. Not in Eberstadt, Decker, Harv. Law Cat., BEAL. 19. Read, John M.: SPEECH OF...AT THE REGULAR QUARTERLY MEETING OF THE JOINT BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE UNITED DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL COMPANY, CAMDEN AND AMBOY RAILROAD AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY, AND NEW JERSEY RAILROAD AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY. HELD AT TRENTON ON THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1871. Philadelphia: Sherman & Co., Printers, 1871. 16pp. Original printed wrappers, Very Good to Near Fine. OCLC 5467709 [6].

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[Taylor, Zachary]:
THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF MAJOR GENERAL ZACHARY TAYLOR, WITH GRAPHIC ACCOUNTS OF THE BATTLES OF PALO ALTO; RESACA DE LA PALMA; MONTEREY, AND BUENA VISTA. ILLUSTRATED. WITH ALL HIS LETTERS AND DESPATCHES.
Turner & Fisher, Publishers, Philadelphia:, [1848]
Original printed and illustrated blue wrappers [rear wrapper an illustration of "Captain Hays shooting a Mexican Colonel at the Battle of Monterey"]. 60pp, including frontis illustration of "Gen. Z. Taylor at the Battle of Buena Vista," and seven other illustrations. Stitched [a couple of gatherings sprung]. Scattered light foxing, some wrapper spine wear. Very Good. One of the scarcest of the many 1848 Whig campaign biographies of President-to-be Zachary Taylor. Miles 236 [pink wrappers described]. OCLC 17830258 [6] [as of October 2016].

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[Washington, George] Kurz, Louis:
GEORGE WASHINGTON ENTERING TRENTON 1789.
copyrighted 1907 by Kurz & Allison, Chicago:, [1907]
Illustrated broadside, uncolored, 19-1/2" x 16". "The Defender of the Mothers

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[Davis, Jefferson]:
PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS ARRIVING IN THE FIELD OF BATTLE AT BULL'S RUN.
Hoyer and Ludwig, [Richmond:, 1861]
Lithograph, 25cm x 35cm. Matted. A bit toned at extreme edges, Fine. An unusually rare Confederate imprint, a lithograph depicting Jefferson Davis in full military uniform astride his horse. Parrish & Willingham located a single copy in a private collection. "General Leonidas Polk remained convinced up to a month before the Battle of Bull Run that 'Davis will take the field in person when the movement is to be made.'" [Gabor, Jefferson Davis's Generals, page 137]. Although Davis did visit the battlefield, he probably was not in uniform. In creating the lithograph, Hoyer and Ludwig apparently manipulated an existing equestrian portrait by superimposing Davis's head [which is slightly at the wrong angle]. "J.C. Hoyer, a jeweler, and Charles Ludwig, a German-born printmaker, became associates in the lithography trade at the beginning of the war. Their brief partnership, which dissolved by 1866, nevertheless was responsible for several of the rare surviving Confederate graphics" [Neely, Holzer et al, 'The Confederate Image: Prints of the Lost Cause,' page 13]. The firm "was responsible for creating some of the few examples of single-sheet Confederate graphics of which there are today some surviving copies, including... PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS ARRIVING IN THE FIELD OF BATTLE AT BULL'S RUN" [Wagner et al., The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference, page 810]. Parrish & Willingham 6176 [1- a private collection]. OCLC 191117184 [1- AAS] [as of October 2016].

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[Taylor, Zachary]:
ZACHARY TAYLOR. THE WHIG CANDIDATE FOR TWELFTH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Kellogg & Comstock, 150 Fulton St. N.Y. & 136 Main St. Hartford Conn. D. Needham, 12 Exchange St. Buffalo., [Hartford or New York]:, [1848]
Hand-colored lithograph, depicting future President Taylor in formal civilian garb, his hand resting on a folded document, his sword visible. Generic curtain background. Margins toned, blank verso moderately foxed, else Very Good. The number '335' appears at the bottom, beneath the caption. After the election the caption was reissued to commemorate Taylor's victory, with the words "the Whig candidate for" removed. Not in Reilly.

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[Bourquin, F(rederick)]:
THE GENERALS OF THE CONFEDERATE ARMY. PUBLISHED FOR PRESENTATION TO EACH SUBSCRIBER FOR STEPHENS' HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.
Copyright secured by F. Bourquin, [Philadelphia]:, 1881
Uncolored broadside lithograph, 22.5" x 28". A couple of light fox spots, mild wear, several repairs to blank verso, Good+ to Very Good. The Confederate Army Generals are depicted, with identifying names listed below the lithograph. They include Morgan, Forrest, A.S. Johnston, Polk, Gordon, Hampton, Stuart, Ewell, Beauregard, Davis, Lee, Price, Jos. E. Johnston, Hill, Jackson and Bragg. The Library of Congress has a virtually identical Bourquin broadside, dated 1879 and captioned, "Published by the National Publishing Co. of Philadelphia, for presentation to each subscriber to their publication" OCLC 772587115 [1- Lincoln Mem. U.] [as of October 2016].

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Currier & Ives:
GENL. GEO. B. MCCLELLAN AND STAFF. AT THE BATTLE OF WILLIAMSBURG VA. MAY 5TH 1862.
Pubd. by Currier & Ives. Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1862 by Currier & Ives in the Clerk's Office of the D New York:, [1862]
10" x 14" color broadside, depicting General McClellan in brilliant blue uniform, astride his darkly-colored prancing horse, saddle bordered in gilt and leading the troops, whose uniform is a paler blue and whose horses are uncolored. Portion of a cannon in foreground, with a couple of cannon balls lying around. The sky is cloudy. Very Good [lower blank margin lightly spotted]. A rare Currier & Ives wartime print. Not located at the Library of Congress online site, or the sites of AAS, Harvard, Yale, Univ. IL, U Chicago, or on OCLC as of October 2016. Not in Reilly.

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[Confederate States of America]:
MANUSCRIPT ABSTRACT OF JOURNAL OF EXECUTIVE SESSION OF THE CONGRESS, C.S.A., FEBRUARY 27, 1861. COMMN TO EUROPEAN POWERS. FOR THE PRESIDENT.
Autograph Letter in the hand of Alex. B. Clitherall, Assistant, and signed "J.J. Harper, Secretary per Alex B. Clitherall Asst." Letter written by Clitherall, an Alabama lawyer who, among other duties, was assistant to Burton Harrison, Jefferson Davis's private secretary, in ink on recto of first leaf. Docketed in the probable hand of Harrison, as per title on separate leaf. Laid down. Very Good. "The Congress being in Executive Session Mr. Rhett from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, made the following report: 'The Committee on Foreign Affairs, to whom was referred the nominations by the President, of W. L. Yancey, P.A. Rost, and A. Dudley Mann as Commissioners to the European Powers, respectfully report, that they have had the same under consideration, and recommend that the Congress do advise and consent to the nominations of W.L. Yancey, and P.A. Rost,' "Which report was unanimously carried. "So the Congress does advise and consent that William L. Yancey of Alabama, and P.A. Rost of Louisiana, be commissioners to the European Powers, under the resolution of Congress of February 13th 1861. "I certify the above abstract to be correct. "J.J. Harper Secretary per Alex B. Clitherall Asst." Davis had sent a Message to Congress on February 26, 1861, recommending the appointment of Yancey of Alabama, Rost of Louisiana, and Mann, the apparently hapless Virginian. However, Mann would become Commissioner of the Confederate States of America for Belgium and the Vatican. Yancey and Rost would be replaced by Mason and Slidell, whose capture on a mission to Europe nearly started a war between the United States and England.

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[Virginia]:
MESSAGE OF THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA, AND ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS.
William F. Ritchie, Public Printer, Richmond:, 1861
Original printed wrappers, stitched, later staples. Pages [i]-lv, [1 blank], as issued. At head of title: "Doc. No. 1." Wrappers chipped at blank extremities. Wrapper title: "Governor's Message." Except as noted, Very Good. The separately issued printing of Governor Letcher's Message dated January 7, 1861, after South Carolina had seceded but before the Deep South States did so later in January. Governor Letcher states: "The country is torn by dissension... Surely no people have been as blessed as we have been, and it is melancholy to think that all is now about to be sacrificed upon the altar of passion." He urges a Convention of the States to seek compromise, and denounces "the cotton states," which "seem to be looking at their own interests alone." South Carolina has "determined upon her future course, without consultation with any one of her slaveholding sister states." This indicates "a determined purpose to coerce Virginia and the other border states to follow her example." But Virginia, a powerful Upper South State, should seize the opportunity to "mediate between the contending parties." OCLC 436148575 [3] [as of October 2016].

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[Lincoln, Abraham]:
THE HOME AT SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS & TOMB AT OAK RIDGE CEMETERY OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN. PRESENTED BY THE SANGAMO INS. CO. OF THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD, ILL. JESSE K. DUBOIS PRESIDENT. ISAAC A. HAWLEY SECRETARY.
Broadside, 9-1/2" x 12-1/2". Portrait of Lincoln at center, with illustrations at the upper corners: Lincoln's home at Springfield, Lincoln's Tomb. Three illustrations at the bottom depict Lincoln's "Early Life": Lincoln Splitting Rails, Lincoln Rafting, and [at the bottom center] the "Log Cabin built by Mr. Lincoln in Macon Co. Ills. in 1830". A variety of attractive type styles and sizes. Very Good. The Sangamo Insurance Company entered the copyright at Springfield in 1865. Its President, Jesse Dubois, and Lincoln served together in the Illinois legislature and became friends. Its Secretary, Hawley, was a prominent early settler of Sangamon County. Illustrations were designed by C.W. Hotchkiss, and lithographed by Ehrgott, Forgriger & Company of Cincinnati. Not in Monaghan. OCLC records five locations as of October 2016, under several accession numbers: Huntington, AAS, Lincoln Pres. Lib., Houghton, and Boston Athenaeum.

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Goodloe, Daniel R. :
THE SOUTHERN PLATFORM: OR, MANUAL OF SOUTHERN SENTIMENT ON THE SUBJECT OF SLAVERY.
79, [1] pp. Stitched and disbound. Original printed wrappers, spine reinforced, Very Good. Faint pencil signature on front wrapper: 'Wm. P. Fessenden M.C." Goodloe, a North Carolina abolitionist, "became convinced that civil war between the North and the South was inevitable and that peace would be impossible as long as slavery existed... Goodloe recommended that the slaveholders be paid for their slaves, believing compensation would be cheaper than an extended war" [NCpedia online]. Goodloe was President Johnson's appointee as United States Marshal for North Carolina in 1865. Breaking with Johnson, whom he deemed insufficiently wary of white southern resurgence, he supported Congressional Reconstruction and the Radical Republicans. But he didn't like Carpet-baggers either: in 1868 he fought ratification of the 'Carpet-bag' Constitution and ran as an independent for governor. This pamphlet emphasizes that the sentiment of "the most eminent Southern Revolutionary characters... is almost unanimous against the institution. The leading minds of the South, except those of South Carolina and Georgia, were not less impressed with the evils of Slavery-- moral, economical, and political-- than those of the North. Indeed, the most ultra Anti-Slavery views which this volume will be found to contain, are those of Mr. Jefferson." LCP 4174.

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[Lincoln, Abraham]:
WE ARE COMING FATHER ABRA'AM 300,000 MORE
Published by Oliver Ditson & Co. 277 Washington St., Boston:, [1862]
Words and music. 5, [1 blank] pp. 9-1/2" x 12-1/2". Lightly foxed, else Very Good. "Not by Bryant although frequently attributed to him. The author was James Sloan Gibbons. According to DAB the poem was first published in the New York Evening Post, July 16, 1862. It was inspired by Lincoln's call for 300,000 volunteers..." [BAL]. BAL 1673.

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Haughton, [John Hooker]:
REMARKS OF MR. HAUGHTON, OF CHATHAM, DELIVERED IN THE SENATE, ON SECESSION, &C.
Seaton Gales- Printer- Register Office, Raleigh:, 1851
19, [1 blank] pp. Disbound. Title page moderately foxed. Otherwise, a clean text but pages 9-19 toned. Good+. The Haughton family papers are housed at the Southern Historical Collection of the University of North Carolina. This Speech, delivered ten years before the outbreak of civil war, is an emotional but rigorous defense of the Union and a denial of the right of Secession. It is apparently absent from that Collection. Secession "has no resting place in the Constitution or theory of our Government." A skilled legal analyst, Haughton highlights the differences between the Articles of Confederation-- which expressly reserved Sovereignty in each State, creating instead a "League of friendship" between the States -- and the Constitution, which sought to create "a more perfect union." Ratifying State Conventions emphasized "the weakness and imperfection of" the Articles, and that the Constitution had been created by "the people" and not the States. He buttresses his argument with quotes from the Founders, citations to the Nation's early history, North Carolina's rejection of the doctrine of Nullification during the Crisis of 1832, and the oath taken by government officers to support the Constitution. "If in matters touching the authority of the General Government, our allegiance is primarily and alone due to North Carolina; this oath is not only an absurdity, but it is profanity." Not in Thornton or Cohen. OCLC 28658197 [1- Duke] [as of October 2016].

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[Jamaica]:
ACTS OF ASSEMBLY. PASSED IN THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA; FROM 1770, TO 1783, INCLUSIVE. [bound with:] AN ABRIDGMENT OF THE LAWS OF JAMAICA: COMPREHENDING THE SUBJECT-MATTER OF EACH ACT AND CLAUSE, PROPERLY DIGESTED. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, BY WAY OF INDEX, A TABLE OF THE GENERAL TITLES AND MARGINAL NOTES.
Printed for James Jones, Esq. by Lewis and Eberall, Kingston, -- Jamaica:, 1786
[v], [1 blank], 31, [1 blank], [3]-424, [4- Index to Abridgement], 40 [Abridgement] pp. Printed side margin notes. The front endpapers and title page are moderately foxed; otherwise, a clean text, bound in contemporary marbled boards, original endpapers, backed [probably later] in half calf with spine rules [small institutional bookplate on front pastedown]. Very Good. This is an attractive Jamaica imprint, meticulously organized and expertly prepared. An alphabetically-arranged list of about 300 Subscribers precedes "A Table of the Acts of Assembly of Jamaica, In the Annual Order they were passed." There follows "The Laws of Jamaica," arranged chronologically. The "Abridgement of the Laws of Jamaica" appears to have been issued with the "Acts of Assembly", but it has a separate title page, imprint, and Index. The Laws are an unusually interesting compilation of material on a variety of subjects-- firearms, gaming, cattle, taxation, settlers, immigration, smuggling, inheritance, and much else. Some especially illuminating provisions are designed to regulate closely the Negro residents of the island: "Loose, idle and runaway Negroes and other Slaves," the "Inconveniences" caused by "the number of Negro Huts and Houses being built," their "Cabals and Conspiracies," "preventing Negroes and other Slaves from deserting from their Owners and departing from this Island in a clandestine Manner," punishing enablers of fugitive slaves Sabin 35617. I Harv. Law Cat. 1039. ESTC T140415. Cundall Supp. 446, 447. Goldsmiths' 13208.

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Ruffin, [Thomas]:
COMMUNICATION FROM CHIEF JUSTICE RUFFIN IN REPLY TO A RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE.
8pp. Disbound, caption title, lightly worn and foxed. Good+. Dated in type, "Raleigh, January 18th, 1849." Clipped signature at blank top margin. A rare pamphlet, in which Chief Justice Thomas Ruffin responds promptly to a Senate Resolution dated January 17, 1849. The Senate inquired whether representatives of a Trust are qualified "to vote for members of the Senate, under the Constitution of this State." The Constitution empowered "all freemen (except free negroes, &c)" to vote if they are "possessed of a freehold...of fifty acres of land." The question for Ruffin and his colleagues on the Court was whether an officer of a Trust could qualify as a "freeman" and whether that officer owned a "freehold." They answer the question with a firm negative, explaining that granting the suffrage to such persons would be inconsistent with the Constitution's purpose. Ruffin, a Princeton graduate, was North Carolina's Chief Justice from 1833-1852. "Ranked by Harvard Law School Dean Roscoe Pound as one of the ten greatest jurists in American history, Ruffin singlehandedly transformed the common law of North Carolina into an instrument of economic change" [Wikipedia]. OCLC 33142941 [2- Duke, UNC] [as of October 2016]. Not in Cohen, Harv. Law Cat., Marke, Marvin, Eberstadt.

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Walker, C[ornelius] I[rvine]:
ROLLS AND HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE TENTH REGIMENT, SO. CA. VOLUNTEERS, IN THE ARMY OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES. BY... LATE LIEUT.- COL. OF THE REGT.
Walker, Evans & Cogswell, Charleston, S.C.:, 1881
138pp. Original printed wrappers [edge-chipped, inner margin tear, reinforced spine] and thick paper color frontis of the Regiment's battle flag [dusted, small closed margin tear, old bookplate on blank verso]. Title page lightly dusted, a clean and Very Good text. Presentation inscription "with Kindest regards of C. Irvine Walker." "Noted for its accuracy, this study passed under the scrutiny of several of the regiment's members before it was published" [Nevins]. A staggering number of soldiers are listed as killed in the Regiment's battles. "Never can we forget the noble ardor which pervaded all ranks, when the Regiment embarked for active service. It was a slander to say of these men, that they were merely the defenders of negro slavery. They were true patriots, who at the call of their State, in defence of her liberty, went forth to risk all-- comfort, property, life, in response to the highest feeling of public duty. Taught from their cradles to give allegiance first to South Carolina, they lived, fought, died devoted sons of hers, and like their forefathers of 1776, gloried in the name of Rebel, when in rebellion against oppression and tyranny." I Nevins 173. IV Turnbull 135. II Dornbusch 919.

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[Richardson, David]:
WYNNE'S EDITION. RICHARDSON'S VIRGINIA & NORTH CAROLINA ALMANAC, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1861...
Chas. H. Wynne, Richmond:, [1860]
35, [1] pp. Stitched, scattered foxing. Good+. The title page features an illustration of an official building, in the Greek or Roman style, with pedestrians in the foreground. Advertisements from local merchants are printed. Postal rates, a thorough accounting of the public offices in North Carolina and Virginia, various cures for cancer and other diseases also adorn this almanac. Sabin 71001 [reference]. Not in Haynes.

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Cushing, Thomas C.:
THE SALEM MERCURY. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1789.
Published by Thomas C. Cushing, in the Main-Street, Salem:, 1789
Folio, [4]pp. Folded along spine to 11" x 17". Several folds cause a bit of text loss. Good+. This issue prints two Addresses to President Washington: one from "inhabitants of the town of Newburyport," the other from "the inhabitants of Portsmouth." Each thanks him for his service to the new Nation, and welcomes him on his tour of New England. Washington's modest responses are printed as well. The section on "American Intelligence" prints a letter from North Carolina expressing doubt "whether the constitution will be adopted; there is a strong party of Antifederals in the back country; and some in the lower part of the State." A letter from Louisville remarks on negotiations to separate Kentucky from Virginia; and mentions conflict with the Indians. A communication from Newport, Rhode Island, remarks that, although the Constitution has been voted down, "we are well assured that a majority of the members present, wished the adoption of the Constitution, & were only restrained from expressing their sentiments by their instructions."

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Priestley, Joseph and William Blackstone:
AN INTERESTING APPENDIX TO SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE'S COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND. CONTAINING, I. PRIESTLEY'S REMARKS ON SOME PARAGRAPHS IN THE FOURTH VOLUME OF BLACKSTONE'S COMMENTARIES, RELATING TO THE DISSENTERS. II. BLACKSTONE'S REPLY TO PRIESTLEY'S REMARKS. III. PRIESTLEY'S ANSWER TO BLACKSTONE'S REPLY. IV. THE CASE OF THE LATE ELECTION OF THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX CONSIDERED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF THE CONSTITUTION AND THE AUTHORITIES OF LAW. V. FURNEAUX'S LETTERS TO THE HON. MR. JUSTICE BLACKSTONE CONCERNING HIS EXPOSITION OF THE ACT OF TOLERATION, AND SOME POSITIONS RELATIVE TO RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, IN HIS CELEBRATED COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND. VI. AUTHENTIC COPIES OF THE ARGUMENT OF THE LATE HON. MR. JUSTICE FOSTER IN THE COURT OF JUDGES DELEGATES, AND OF THE SPEECH OF THE RIGHT HON. LORD MANSFIELD IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS, IN THE CAUSE BETWEEN THE CITY OF LONDON AND DISSENTERS.
Printed for the Subscribers, by Robert Bell, America: Philadelphia:, 1773
[4], iv, [5]-119, [1 blank], xii, 155, [1 advt.] pp [as issued]. A general title page, each part with separate divisional title pages. Attractive modern half calf and marbled boards, gilt-lettered red morocco spine label, raised spine bands. Scattered light foxing and toning. Very Good. This bold challenge to Blackstone, the authoritative source on the Common Law, was Joseph Priestley's first American book. This is the second edition, first published by Bell in the previous year. The book illuminates the controversy between Priestley and Blackstone on issues of freedom of conscience and religious liberty. Priestley, a radical Whig who in America was a republican and anti-Federalist, defends personal liberties and the necessity of strict governmental limitations. This resonated well with Americans as Revolution became imminent. The six titles presented defend the primacy of religious liberty, toleration, and personal autonomy against the incursions of government advocated by Blackstone. Blackstone's responses are also printed. Evans 12684. Hildeburn 2859. Marke 34 [recording only this edition]. I Harv. Law Cat. 191. Marvin 589 [ref.].

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Photograph of Electric Company Line Crew:
PHOTOGRAPH OF A SIX-MAN LINE CREW FOR THE WESTERN NEW YORK ELECTRIC COMPANY.
10" x 8", nice vintage truck and men in work clothes including climbing gear on their boots. Four small spots on blank verso, "Salamanaca" written in pencil on verso. Very Good.

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[Army]:
A LOT CONSISTING OF MORE THAN FIFTY SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE, WASHINGTON, AUGUST-NOVEMBER 1878.
Each 7-1/2" x 9-3/4", 1-3pp. Wide margins, Very Good. The orders deal with promotions, discharges, assignments, prison sentences at Leavenworth, western outposts, and other matters.

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[Providence, Rhode Island]:
CITY CHARTER, PROPOSED FOR THE ADOPTION OF THE FREEMEN OF PROVIDENCE, AT A TOWN MEETING, TO BE HOLDEN APRIL 29TH, 1829. PRINTED FOR THE USE OF THE FREEMEN, BY ORDER OF THE TOWN.
12pp. Stitched and untrimmed. Lightly foxed, blank upper portion of title leaf torn. Good+. By 1829, Providence had grown to city-like proportions. Its population now exceeded 16,000. The Town Meeting agreed to hand control over city government to elected municipal officials. The Freemen approved this charter proposal by a vote of 312 to 222. They assumed-- optimistically-- that elected officials would be better qualified to spend public moneys. Bartlett, Rhode Island 214. AI 40192 [5].

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[Hunter, John W., Assistant Auditor of the New York Custom House]:
RECORD OF AN EXAMINATION BEFORE KENNETH G. WHITE, UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER, IN RELATION TO FORGED CHECKS UPON THE U.S. ASSISTANT TREASURER AT NEW-YORK, IN THE NAME OF J.W. HUNTER.
C. S. Westcott & Co., New York:, 1864
Original printed wrappers with wrapper title [as issued]. Disbound neatly. 254, [1] pp. Light wear, Very Good. Inscribed in an elegant hand, "Robt. L. Stuart Esq. with respects of J.W. Hunter." Hunter, Assistant Auditor at the New York Custom House, was arrested for forging checks. After a ten-day trial, reported here in great detail, the Court and counsel all agreed: "My conviction is entire in the innocence of Mr. Hunter." The New York Times printed, on 24 September 1864, a statement from John J. Cisco, Assistant Treasurer of the United States, apologizing to Hunter and rejoicing in his "thorough and complete vindication... Not a doubt rests on my mind of your entire innocence, and I deeply regret the erroneous theory on which I acted." Not in Sabin, Marke, Harv. Law Cat. As of September 2016 OCLC records nine locations under several accession numbers.

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Ewing, James S.:
FANNY L. CAVARLY VS. JAS. H. CAMPFIELD. IN CASE. ARGUMENT FOR PLAINTIFF, BY JAMES S. EWING. AT OTAWA, ILL., FEB. 4, A.D. 1885.
The '5' in '1885', evidently a printer's error, has been changed in red pen to a '1'. The printed document states that the case was brought in McLean County. That too is evidently incorrect: In the same red pen, 'McLean' has been changed to 'La Salle.' Original printed wrappers, stitched, 40pp. Mild wear, Very Good. Mr. Ewing gives a truly inspired jury oration, which resulted in a verdict, no mean sum in those days, for his client, an "orphan girl." Dr. Campfield, who purportedly treated her for "prolapsus uteri," lives "in style in his elegant residence, on the banks of Fox River; effects the airs of a desperado and threatens to kill." We have located only one other copy, at the Chicago History Museum. It has 39 pages, with our red-penned changes already printed. Ewing argues "that the defendant took advantage of her helplessness, and while in a state of insensibility, produced by some hellish drug, without her consent or knowledge, had sexual intercourse with her, which resulted in her after pregnancy and the birth of her child... These treatments were repeated three times-- What drug was used we do not know... We have surmised that the drug used was Ascitic Ether," which tastes good and "produces insensibility rapidly." The baby died after a few hours. OCLC 270740646 [1- Chicago History Museum] [as of September 2016].

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[Election of 1880]:
THE REPUBLICAN LEADERS. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF JAMES A. GARFIELD, REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT, AND CHESTER A. ARTHUR, REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR VICE-PRESIDENT.
Published by the National Republican Committee, New York:, 1880
32pp. Stitched in original printed wrappers with wrapper title, as issued. Wrappers spotted at lower portion. Else Very Good. Miles 611.

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Adams, Frederick Upham:
THE PLOT THAT FAILED. OFFICIAL RECORDS WHICH SHOW THAT THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE EMPLOYED BURNS DETECTIVES, WHO MANUFACTURED EVIDENCE INTENDED TO CONVICT AN HONEST MAN OF THE CRIME OF PERJURY. STARTLING EXPOSURE OF A DELIBERATE CONSPIRACY AGAINST WILLIAM LORIMER AND EDWARD HINES.
24pp. Original staples and printed wrappers. Small rubberstamp at top corner of title page, Very Good. The charge was that Edward Lorimer, backed by wealthy industrialist Edward Hines, bribed his way to purchase Illinois' seat in the United States Senate in 1909. The Tribune investigated and published its findings of corruption; this triggered an investigation by the Illinois Legislature, which by a bare majority permitted Lorimer to keep his seat. But a further investigation led to new evidence of bribery: this time the the Illinois Legislature declared his election void, and recalled him. Adams calls the investigation a fraud, claiming that "private detectives, as a class, are the greatest lot of blackmailing thieves that ever went unwhipped of justice." A 16-page Washington edition also was issued.

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Louisiana:
ACTS PASSED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE SECOND LEGISLATURE, BEGUN AND HELD IN THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, ON THE 22D OF JANUARY, 1866.
J.O. Nixon, State Printer, New Orleans:, 1866
331pp. Stitched in original printed wrappers. Some loosening and wrapper wear, last page with a hole costing several letters of the Index. Good+. Louisiana's early Reconstruction legislature deals with post-War issues

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[Smith, William]:
REMARKS ON A SECOND PUBLICATION OF B. HENRY LATROBE, ENGINEER, SAID TO BE PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCILS; (OF THE CITY) AND DISTRIBUTED AMONG THE MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE.
7, [1 blank]. Disbound, trimmed closely at top margin without affecting text. Else Very Good, with a few contemporary margin corrections. Latrobe, the celebrated engineer and canal-builder, was considered the Father of American Architecture. He had made "terrible complaints against the Committee of the Delaware and Schuylkill Canal Company." He argued, "with an air of very arrogant superiority," that the Company's proposed canal was impractical and based on unsound engineering principles. Smith's angry rebuttal is unsigned: Latrobe "took too much liberty with a name at the foot of a former one. But he may substitute any names, or name, either of the whole, or any part or individual, of the Canal Committee, as he may think it best." It is dated in type at the end, "January 26th, 1799." NAIP w021770 [5]. Rink 4554. Evans 36200.

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[Galloway, Joseph]:
LETTERS FROM CICERO TO CATILINE THE SECOND. WITH CORRECTIONS AND EXPLANATORY NOTES.
[iii]-vii,[1 blank],104 pp [lacking the half title]. Title and last leaf toned; a few leaves with blank edge or corner chips. Good+. Bound in attractive modern quarter morocco and marbled boards, with gilt-stamped spine title. Galloway, a Pennsylvania Tory, criticizes Fox and the Opposition in Parliament for their pro-American policies; and unsparingly criticizes Sir William Howe and Admiral Howe for bungling British military and naval actions against the Americans. Adams 81-26. Sabin 26433. ESTC T38485.

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Penn, Thomas:
LAND GRANT, SIGNED AT PHILADELPHIA ON 22 OCTOBER 1733, FROM THOMAS PENN TO BENJAMIN BURGES FOR "FOUR OR FIVE HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND ADJOINING TO AND LYING EASTWARD OF JAMES SILVER'S LAND; I FAVOURING THE SAID REQUEST DO AGREE THAT THE SAID BENJAMIN BURGES SHALL SETTLE ON THE ABOVEMENTIONED LAND AND WILL ORDER A PATENT TO BE DRAWN FOR THE SAME AS SOON AS THE INDIAN CLAIM SHALL BE SATISFIED ON THE LIKE TERMS THAT OTHER LANDS IN THOSE PARTS SHALL BE GRANTED."
[4]pp. Written in neat ink manuscript on the recto, inner pages blank, docketed on verso of page [4]. Document laid down, repaired at folds, slight effect on two lines of letters. Good or so. Thomas Penn [1702-1775] was the son of William Penn. Thomas, along with his brothers, became Proprietor of the Colony of Pennsylvania for the Crown of England when William died. The grant-- of lands lying on the west side of the Susquehanna River-- evidenced Penn's "anticipation of obtaining these lands" by resolution of a territorial dispute with Maryland. [Ridner, THOMAS PENN AND THE EARLY COLONIZATION OF PENNSYLVANIA, page 316 note 14, an essay in Bruckner, EARLY AMERICAN CARTOGRAPHIES (2011)].

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[Maryland Slave Trial]:
BOND CONDITIONED ON THE APPEARANCE OF RICHARD MILLS TO APPEAR BEFORE THE FREDERICK COUNTY COURT TO TESTIFY "ON BEHALF OF THE STATE AGAINST A CERTAIN NEGRO EDWARD, THE PROPERTY OF MRS. REBECCA JOHNSON, FOR HAVING, ON THE 24TH DAY OF JANUARY, 1819, COMMITTED AN ASSAULT AND BATTERY UPON THE BODY OF RICHARD MILLS WITH INTENT TO MURDER HIM."
Single page recognizance, docketed on verso: "Recognizance

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[Mary Ann Furnace]:
COLLECTION OF THIRTY-NINE MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS PLUS TWO LETTERS FROM YORK AND LANCASTER COUNTIES, PENNSYLVANIA, CONCERNING THE MARY ANN FURNACE, ITS HISTORY, ITS OWNERS AND PRINCIPALS, INCLUDING GEORGE ROSS [SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE], GEORGE STEVENSON [PROMINENT SURVEYOR AND YORK COUNTY LAWYER], WILLIAM THOMPSON [DISTINGUISHED REVOLUTIONARY WAR OFFICER], AND OTHERS; THE SPRING FORGE, AND SURROUNDING AREAS.
Most documents are sized up to 8 1/2" x 13", four are large folio. Most are single-sided, some multiple pages. Some are printed but most entirely in ink manuscript. Minor wear, occasional short fold splits. Very Good or better. The Mary Ann Furnace of York County, Pennsylvania, was formed by George Ross, George Stevenson, and William Thompson around 1761. It was located on Codorus Creek on land which is now part of Codorus State Park. The first furnace built in Pennsylvania west of the Susquehanna River, it became prominent for manufacturing cannons, cannonballs, and shot for George Washington's Continental Army. The Spring Forge was built by the same men around 1765 further along the creek. Mary Ann Furnace supplied Spring Forge with its iron. Nearby Pigeon Hills had about twenty mines from which ore was extracted for the Furnace. According to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania George Ross, who owned three undivided quarter parts of the Mary Ann Furnace, tried to sell it in 1773; it contained 6,000 acres of land at the time and had a grist and saw mill. George Ege became involved in 1774 and appears to have run the furnace during the War. Ross died in 1779; Thompson died in 1781. By 1782 the Mary Ann was owned by John Steinmetz of Philadelphia, and later by Steinmetz and John Brinton. ["Collection 212, Forges and Furnaces Collection, 1727-1921," The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.] Soon after forming the company, Ross and partners began purchasing nearby lands for the necessary lumber. They also sought the York County Court's approval for a public road between Mary Ann Furnace and Spring Forge. Apparently impatient with bureaucracy, the partners built their own road across local farmers' lands, ignoring necessary approvals and acquiescences. Suits by the aggrieved owners resulted, thus clouding land titles. Some of these are referenced in the collection; and Stevenson, a Deputy Surveyor, was accused by the Land Office's John Lukens of using his official position for personal gain. Discredited, Stevenson left public office to settle in Carlisle. Items in the collection, the first several of which include original signatures of Signer George Ross: LEASE WITH ORIGINAL SIGNATURE OF GEORGE ROSS, MAY 22, 1769: ROSS LEASES TO HENRY GIGAR A PARCEL OF LAND ADJOINING "ZIMMERMAN'S PLACE" FOR A TEN YEAR TERM; BOND WITH ORIGINAL SIGNATURE OF GEORGE ROSS, MAY 9, 1771, OBLIGATING ROSS TO HENRY KEPPELE, JR., OF PHILADELPHIA, FOR FOUR THOUSAND POUNDS; WITH AN UNEXECUTED FOLIO MORTGAGE DOCUMENT, DATED JANUARY 1774, REFERENCING THIS OBLIGATION; ITS FINAL PAGE LISTS TWENTY APPARENT PAYMENTS; DEED WITH THIRTEEN ORIGINAL SIGNATURES OF GEORGE ROSS, OCTOBER 9, 1777, GEORGE ROSS ON BEHALF OF HIMSELF, STEVENSON AND THOMPSON, TRANSFERRING MARY ANN FURNACE AND SPRING FORGE TO WILLIAM BELL; WITH ROSS SIGNING DEED AND THEN LISTING RECEIPTS OF PAYMENTS FROM MR. BELL AND SIGNING AFTER EACH ONE; DEED WITH ORIGINAL SIGNATURE OF GEORGE ROSS, OCTOBER 9, 1761, CHRISTOPHER REINMAN TRANSFERRING 150 ACRE PLANTATION TO GEORGE ROSS; DEED WITH ORIGINAL SIGNATURE OF GEORGE ROSS, OCTOBER 9, 1761, WILLIAM GROUSH TRANSFERRING 300 ACRE PLANTATION TO GEORGE ROSS; AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY GEORGE STEVENSON TO WILLIAM BELL, DECEMBER 13, 1777, DISCUSSING ROSS' RECENT LETTER TO STEVENSON AND THOMPSON ABOUT SETTLING PARTNERSHIP ACCOUNTS; AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY STEVENSON TO ROSS, DECEMBER 13, 1777, REFERRING TO THE SALE OF SPRING FORGE AND MARY ANN FURNACE IN OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER 1777, SUGGESTING A MEETING TO SIGN CONVEYANCES BEFORE THOMPSON GETS CALLED TO THE FIELD. Writing several months after the British occupied Philadelphia and the Continental Congress fled to Lancaster, Stevenson advises that "Lancaster is quite filled with People, so that Beds for Men and Stabling for Horses, are hard to be got." Instead he recommends Carlisle as "the most suitable Place of Meeting." COPY OF OCTOBER 8, 1777 INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE SALE OF STEVENSON'S AND THOMPSON'S ONE FOURTH PART OF MARY ANN FURNACE AND ONE THIRD PART OF SPRING FORGE TO ROSS; LARGE PARCHMENT INDENTURE [NOT EXECUTED] PREPARED FOR ROSS, STEVENSON, STEVENSON'S WIFE MARY, THOMPSON, THOMPSON'S WIFE CATHARINE, AND JOHN STEINMETZ, WITH SIGNATURE AND WAX SEAL OF REYNOLD KEEN WITNESSING THAT JAMES WILSON HAD PREPARED THE DOCUMENT [16" x 27", ribbon and wax seals]; LARGE FOLIO SHERIFF'S DEED, WITH SEAL, EXECUTED BY CONRAD LAUB, HIGH SHERIFF OF YORK COUNTY, CONCERNING SATISFACTION OF A JUDGMENT BY JOHN ARCHER AGAINST GEORGE ROSS, GEORGE STEVENSON AND WILLIAM THOMPSON, BY SALE OF THEIR REAL ESTATE SOLD UNDER WRIT OF EXECUTION AND TRANSFERRED TO JOHN STEINMETZ , SEPTEMBER1790, WITH SIGNATURES OF CONRAD LAUB, S.L. MILLER, WILLIAM BARBER AND JNO. CLARK INDENTURE DATED JUNE 16 AND 17, 1791, GEORGE STEVENSON AND HEIRS RELINQUISHING TO JOHN STEINMETZ ALL THEIR INTEREST IN THE MARY ANN FURNACE. SIGNED BY GEORGE STEVENSON AND, AS WITNESSES, SAMUEL LAIRD AND JOSEPH HUDSON [16" x 19", two paper seals affixed with wax]; LARGE FOLIO INDENTURE [NOT EXECUTED] DATED JANUARY 1774, HENRY KIPPELE TO GEORGE ROSS; TRUE COPY OF EARLIER DEED POLL FROM MAY, 1768, COPY DATED JANUARY 6, 1778, LISTING DEEDS AND PAPERS ROSS RECEIVED FROM STEVENSON AND WAS TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR, WITH LATER NOTE OF STEVENSON STATING THAT HE IS UNABLE TO FIND PAPERS HE RECEIVED OF NATH. GILES BUT THAT HE HAS FOUND THOSE OF LAND BOUGHT OF MR. BUCHANAN; A PAYMENT BOND FOR SAMUEL JACOBS, IRONMASTER, DATED MARCH 1, 1796; COPY OF 1767 PLEA TO PENNSYLVANIA LAND OFFICE BY HENRY THEOBALD AGAINST ACCEPTING ANY SURVEY OR PATENT FOR TRACT OF LAND IN MANHEIM TOWNSHIP FOR GEORGE ROSS; TRUE COPY OF JUDGMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA BOARD OF PROPERTY IN FAVOR OF ROSS CONCERNING 1762 & 1763 SURVEYS, COPY DATED JANUARY 12, 1791 AND ALSO, TEN LAND DRAFTS WITH FOUR RELATING TO ROSS, ONE TO STEVENSON, TWO TO STEINMETZ, AND THREE TO OTHERS; ELEVEN PRINTED LAND GRANTS FOR MONEY AND QUIT-RENTS, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT, REGARDING LAND TO GEORGE ROSS & COMPANY AND OTHERS IN NEARBY AREA; AND FOUR ADDITIONAL DEEDS WITH ONE RELATING TO ROSS AND ONE TO STEVENSON; Some of the many names mentioned in these documents include: Philip Battifield, Adam Battifield, John Battifield, Christian Hershey, Nicholas Werking, John Lukens, John Penn, Samuel Cochran, John Beitle, Leonard Barnitz, George Thomas, John Sheriden, Peter Switzer, Frederick Heims, John Bixler, Adam Werner, George Reinhart, Daniel Sheep, James Hamilton, Christopher Schake, Henry Bowman, Peter Welter, Michael Bigler, Nicholas Scully, William Denny, Mathias Slough, Michael Shively, Daniel Pouser, Samuel Clendenin, Andrew Bens, Adam Hoobert, Martin Gerber, and Daniel Beinbreck. George Ross [1730-1779], admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1750, had an extensive law practice in Lancaster. A Signer of the Declaration of Independence, he served in the colonial assembly in Pennsylvania from 1768-1776, the Continental Congress from 1774-1777, and filled several other State offices before his 1779 death. It is said that In June 1776, Ross and Pennsylvania delegate Robert Morris visited Betsy Ross, widow of George Ross' nephew, and asked her to sew a flag for the new Nation. He was vice president of Pennsylvania's Constitutional Convention. George Stevenson [1718-1783] immigrated from Ireland in the mid-1700s. He was deputy surveyor-general of the three lower counties known as the Territories of the Pennsylvania and later was a prominent lawyer and judge in York and Cumberland Counties. A large land owner, he joined with George Ross and William Thompson in operating the Mary Ann Furnace. General William Thompson [1736-1781] also immigrated from Ireland. He married George Ross's daughter, Katherine, in 1762. Thompson had a distinguished military career, beginning with his service as Captain of Horse in the Kittanning Expedition under John Armstrong during the French and Indian War. He was made Colonel of a rifle battalion in the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment in 1775, the first colonel commissioned in the Continental Army. His unit was sent to the defense of Boston. Promoted to Brigadier General, in March 1776 he succeeded Lee in the command of New York. Then, ordered to Canada, he reinforced General Sullivan at Trois-Rivieres. Thompson was taken prisoner and paroled to Philadelphia but was not exchanged until 1780-- for Hessian Army Office Baron Friedrich Adolf Riedesel. John Steinmetz [1740-1803], born in Germany, settled in Philadelphia around 1751. He established a shipping business, trading with Europe and West Indies. A Revolutionary War veteran, he purchased Mary Ann Furnace around 1790 with John Brinton, a Manheim lawyer. Steinmetz became sole proprietor around 1801. His sister was married to William Bell and his sister was married to Henry Keppele, both noted in these documents.

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Illinois:
LAWS OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, PASSED BY THE TWELFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AT THEIR SESSION, BEGAN [sic] AND HELD AT SPRINGFIELD, ON THE SEVENTH OF DECEMBER, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FORTY.
Wm. Walters, Public Printer, Springfield:, 1841
Original quarter calf and pale blue paper over boards. Gilt-lettered morocco spine label. 359, [1 blank], xxxiv pp. Institutional rubberstamp on blank portion of title page, library rules on blank front pastedown. Clean text. Very Good. This Session of the Illinois General Assembly enacted significant legislation in the history of the Mormon Church: the Charter of the City of Nauvoo, the Nauvoo House Association, the Nauvoo Agricultural and Manufacturing Association, appointment of a Notary Public of Nauvoo, and the Nauvoo Legion. The Act to Incorporate the City of Nauvoo [pages 52-57] created the form and government of that Mormon city. In addition to the usual corporate powers-- including elections, a court system, and the right to establish a university-- the Act authorized organization of a militia: "The city council may organize the inhabitants of said city subject to military duty into a body of independent military men, to be called the `Nauvoo Legion,' the court martial of which shall be composed of the commissioned officers of said legion, and constitute the law making department, with full powers and authority to make, ordain, establish and execute all such laws and ordinances as may be considered necessary for the benefit, government, and regulation of said legion. Provided said court martial shall pass no law or act repugnant to, or inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States... Said legion shall be exempt from all other military duty..." Pages 131-132 print the "Act to incorporate the Nauvoo House Association," whose principals include "George Miller, Lyman Wright, John Snyder, and Peter Hawes, and their associates... [T]hey are hereby authorized to erect and furnish a public house of entertainment to be called Nauvoo House..."; and "whereas Joseph Smith has furnished the said association with the ground whereon to erect said House, it is further declared that the said Smith and his heirs shall hold by perpetual succession a suit of rooms in the said house, to be set apart and conveyed in due form of law..." The act incorporating the Nauvoo Agricultural and Manufacturing Association is printed at pages 139-145, and names its principals as Sidney Rigdon, Hyrum Smith, Joseph Smith, and Orson Pratt. The attachment to the Road Act on p.223 provides that "any citizen of Hancock county, may, by voluntary enrollment, attach himself to the Nauvoo Legion, with all the privileges which appertain to that independent military body." Abraham Lincoln was a member of this Assembly, as part of the Sangamon County delegation in the Illinois House of Representatives. He was a Whig Party leader who "fought hard to save the state bank and its various branches, which the Democrats sought again to eradicate" during this session. [Oates, With Malice Toward None 56 (Harper Paperback 1994)]. Declaring "his share of responsibility" for Illinois' improvident internal improvements program, he "helped enact emergency measures to raise money and pay the interest on the state debt..." [id]. This was his final legislative session. Flake & Draper 4203. Byrd 636. Buck 1239.

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[Fries, John]:
THE TWO TRIALS OF JOHN FRIES, ON AN INDICTMENT FOR TREASON; TOGETHER WITH A BRIEF REPORT OF THE TRIALS OF SEVERAL OTHER PERSONS, FOR TREASON AND INSURRECTION, IN THE COUNTIES OF BUCKS, NORTHAMPTON AND MONTGOMERY, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, BEGUN AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, APRIL 11, 1799... BEFORE THE HON. JUDGES IREDELL, PETERS, WASHINGTON AND CHASE, TO WHICH IS ADDED, A COPIOUS APPENDIX, CONTAINING THE EVIDENCE AND ARGUMENTS OF THE COUNSEL ON BOTH SIDES.
William W. Woodward, Philadelphia:, 1800
4, 226, 51, [1 blank] pp, [as issued]. Modern calf, with gilt-lettered and -decorated black morocco spine label. Very Good. An extraordinarily thorough account of the first American trial to define treason as a violation of the notorious Sedition Act; and one of the earliest American treason trials. "Treason" requires the defendant to have levied war against the United States, or given aid and comfort to its enemies. Fries and friends were convicted of levying war against the U.S. by forcibly resisting execution of a single statute, here the hated Window Tax, which imposed the first direct federal tax. See 9 Fed. Cases 847 et seq. This comprehensive report of the trials includes remarks of counsel, testimony of witnesses, and rulings and observations of articulate, talented and angry Federalist judges. This is "the most noteworthy of the trials in which United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase's abusive manner led to proceedings of impeachment against him" [Cohen]. As Washington pardoned the Whiskey Insurrectionists, who had similarly been convicted of treason, so President Adams pardoned Fries, asking rhetorically, "Is there not great danger in establishing such a construction of treason, as may be applied to every sudden, ignorant, inconsiderate heat, among a part of the people, wrought up by political disputes, and personal or party animosities?" 9 Works of John Adams 58 [1854]. FIRST EDITION. Evans 37104. Marvin 174. II Harv. Law Cat. 1080. Marke 1032. Cohen 14175.

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Vermont:
THE RURAL MAGAZINE: OR, VERMONT REPOSITORY, FOR SEPTEMBER, 1795.
[441-492] pp. Caption title [as issued], printed in double columns, disbound. Tanned, scattered spotting, foxed. Corner of pp. 443-4 torn with loss of several words from each page, large tear to outer margin of pp. 447-8 with significant loss to outer column. Fair. Includes "Memoirs of Gen. Montgomery" by Dr. Smith of Philadelphia; "On Matrimony;" "Natural History, Medicinal Springs at Saratoga; "Moral Dissertations. No. III. On the duties of the young. (Concluded from p. 409]" by Dr. Blair; "The History of the American Revolution (Continued from p. 436);" & more.

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Vermont:
THE RURAL MAGAZINE: OR, VERMONT REPOSITORY, FOR OCTOBER, 1795.
[493-544] pp. Caption title [as issued], printed in double columns, disbound. Tanned, scattered foxing. Good+. Includes "At a moment when the eyes of all Europe are directed to the Diet of Ratisbon, a sketch of the German Constitution, and of its military forces, cannot be unacceptable to the generality of our readers;" "Memoir of the Chinese Trade" by Mr. Brunel; A Comparison of the Conduct of the Ancient Jews, and of the Anti-federalists in the United States of America" by Dr. Franklin; "Moral Dissertations (Continued from p. 459) by Dr. Beattie; & more.

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New York:
NO. XXIV. IN ASSEMBLY, FEBRUARY 4, 1831. AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR SICK AND DISABLED SEAMEN. [BROUGHT IN BY MR. CRIPPEN.].
Folio broadsheet, 8" x 13". [2]pp. Caption title [as issued], two punch holes in left margin. Scattered light spotting, Good+ or so. On April 22, 1831 the Assembly passed the bill, as amended. [JOURNAL OF THE ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, 1831. Pages 194, 209, 428, 436, 443, 447-8, 462, 784 and 809.] Following its enactment the Seaman's Retreat Hospital was built to care for sick and disabled merchant seamen. The first buildings were erected in 1831, and patients transferred there in late 1831. The hospital was expanded over the next several years and completed around 1837.

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Dana, James:
MEN'S SINS NOT CHARGEABLE ON GOD, BUT ON THEMSELVES. A DISCOURSE DELIVERED AT WALLINGFORD, DECEMBER 22, 1782. OCCASIONED BY THE TRAGICAL EXIT OF WILLIAM BEADLE, HIS WIFE, AND FOUR CHILDREN, AT WETHERSFIELD, ON THE MORNING OF THE 11th INSTANT, BY HIS OWN HANDS.
T. & S. Green, New Haven:, 1783
28pp, but lacking the half title. Toned, scattered foxing. Good+, in modern cloth with institutional bookplate and withdrawal on the front free endpaper. "Beadle was a poor unfortunate who exterminated his family and himself. 'It appears he had for some time before, carried to his bed every night an ax and a carving knife'." [McDade, recording several other pamphlets but not this one]. To the perplexed, who are possibly confused about the source of evil in the world, Dana explains, "The plain truth is, that moral evil proceeds not from the Creator, but from the creature." A long footnote to Dana's Sermon, extracted from the Connecticut Courant, says that Beadle married "an amiable woman, of a reputable family, by whom he had four lovely and promising children, one son and three daughters." He brought "the knife, the ax and pistols, as weapons of death... to his bed-chamber. With the utmost secrecy, unperceived by any, he destroyed a worthy and beautiful wife, in the midst of life, and four pleasant children, sleeping in their beds..." NAIP w026133 [5]. Not in Evans [see Evans 17903 for another impression, with text ending on page 27 and page 28 blank]. McDade 74 [reference].

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Thomson, John:
THE LETTERS OF CURTIUS, WRITTEN BY THE LATE JOHN THOMSON OF PETERSBURG. TO WHICH IS ADDED, A SPEECH DELIVERED BY HIM IN AUG. '95, ON THE BRITISH TREATY. TO WHICH A SHORT SKETCH OF HIS LIFE, IS PREFIXED.
Samuel Pleasants, Junior, Richmond:, 1804
xiv], [2 blanks], 78 pp. Early half calf over marbled boards [rubbed, front board detached, rear board starting]. Text clean and Very Good. Originally published in 1798, this is the second edition with additions. Curtius's Letters, published pseudonymously in the first edition, are to John Marshall who, in his "bad eminence" -- so characterized by Thomson-- as a Virginia Federalist had defended the 1795 Jay Treaty as well as the Alien and Sedition Acts. Thomson aligned himself with Thomas Jefferson, who led the anti-Federalists and whose personal antipathy to his cousin Marshall was well-known. Thomson's attack on Jay's Treaty brought him widespread notice, for he displayed "remarkable knowledge of the history of his country for one less than twenty years old." At the ripe old age of 22, his Letters to Marshall display a sophisticated understanding of the crucial significance of free speech in a democratic republic, and a refusal to permit limitation on expression for reasons of alleged national security-- here, the quasi-War with France. Howes T212. Haynes 18398. Servies, Bibliography of John Marshall 1743. Not in McCoy, Harv. Law Cat.

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[Galloway, Joseph]:
A REPLY TO THE OBSERVATIONS OF LIEUT. GEN. SIR WILLIAM HOWE, ON A PAMPHLET, ENTITLED LETTERS TO A NOBLEMAN: IN WHICH HIS MISREPRESENTATIONS ARE DETECTED, AND THOSE LETTERS ARE SUPPORTED, BY A VARIETY OF NEW MATTER AND ARGUMENT. TO WHICH IS ADDED, AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING, I. A LETTER TO SIR WILLIAM HOWE UPON HIS STRICTURES ON MR. GALLOWAY'S PRIVATE CHARACTER. II. A LETTER FROM MR. KIRK TO SIR WILLIAM HOWE, AND HIS ANSWER. III. A LETTER FROM A COMMITTEE TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONGRESS, ON THE STATE OF THE REBEL ARMY, AT VALLEY FORGE, FOUND AMONG THE PAPERS OF HENRY LAURENS, ESQ. BY THE AUTHOR OF LETTERS TO A NOBLEMAN.
[4], 149, [2 publisher advts], [1 blank] pp. Modern paper over boards, printed title label on spine. Two blank corner chips, archival repair to gutter of title page. Else Fine. This is the first London edition. The first edition, which issued from New York in 1777, is exceedingly rare, as is the New York 1780. "Practically all copies of original edition destroyed by a New York mob" [Howes]. Galloway had been the civil administrator of Philadelphia during the winter of 1777-1778, serving under the orders of Howe, who had "found his services invaluable in the Philadelphia campaign" [DAB]. Upon its capture by American forces he fled to England, becoming "the spokesman of the American Loyalists" [id.] and attacking Howe for incompetence. Here he gives some unwelcome advice to Howe on how he could have won the War. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Howes G47aa. JCB European Americana 2640. Adams Controversy 80-35a.

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[United States Military Academy]:
WEST POINT PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM FOR THE CLASS OF 1888.
Pach Bros., Photographers, New York:, [1888]
76 photographs inserted into 22 mat sheets: 69 portraits of faculty and cadets, each about 5-1/2" x 4"; six group portraits and views about 6-1/2" x 8-1/2", all laid in to mat with inked captions below; printed title page; manuscript index list on verso. Oblong 4to, original gilt pictorial calf with metal clasps, worn and lacking backstrip. This copy belonged to graduate Peyton C. March, whose name is stamped in Gothic gilt on the front cover. After the main portrait section, several photographs have been removed and/or imperfectly reinserted. Very Good. Faculty included the distinguished engineer George Washington Goethals; William Winthrop, known [at least to some] as "the Blackstone of military law," whose books on that subject were widely studied; Wesley Merritt, who became the first military governor of the Philippines. Among the better-known cadets were Indian fighter and WWI Major General Robert Lee Howze, and Army Chief of Staff Peyton C. March, who owned this copy.

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[England]:
VELLUM INDENTURE DATED OCTOBER 9, 1735, FOR JOSEPH LODGE AND HIS WIFE ELIZABETH; JONATHAN PICKERING AND HIS WIFE ANN; JOHN HAMBLIN; JOSEPH RUST: "THIS INDENTURE QUADRIPARTITE MADE THE NINTH DAY OF OCTOBER IN THE NINTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF OUR SOVEREIGN LORD GEORGE THE SECOND BY THE GRACE OF GOD OF GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE AND IRELAND, KING, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH &C, AND IN THE YEAR [1735] BETWEEN JOSEPH LODGE OF NEEDHAM IN THE COUNTY OF NORFOLK YEOMAN AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE OF THE FIRST PART, JONATHAN PICKERING OF HOPTON IN THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK BAKER AND ANNE HIS WIFE OF THE SECOND PART, JOHN HAMBLIN OF BOTESDAL IN THE SAID COUNTY OF SUFFOLK OF THE THIRD PART, AND JOSEPH RUST OF THELNETHAMIN IN THE SAID COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, GENTLEMAN OF THE FOURTH PART: WHEREAS THE SAID JOSEPH LODGE AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE HAVE LATELY FOR A VALUABLE CONSIDERATION BARGAINED AND SOLD TO THE SAID JOHN HAMBLIN AND HIS HEIRS ONE PIECE OF PASTURE GROUND LYING AND BEING IN WORTHAM IN THE SAID COUNTY OF SUFFOLK CONTAINING BY ESTIMATION FOUR ACRES MORE OR LESS AS THE SAME LYETH BETWEEN THE ? AND MEADOW NOW OR LATE OF JOHN SOGG[?] ON THE SOUTH PART AND THE CLOSE HEREAFTER MENTIONED BARGAINED & SOLD BY THE SAID JOSEPH LODGE & ELIZABETH HIS WIFE TO THE SAID JOHN HAMBLIN IN PART & A WOOD BELONGING TO WORTHAM HALL IN PARTE ON THE NORTH PARTE ONE HEAD THEROF ABUTTS UPON CERTAIN LAND & [Docketed on verso: THE 9TH OCTOBER 1735/ JOSEPH LODGE & C, JONA. PICKERING & C. TO JOHN HAMBLIN & JOSEPH RUST/ JUDT... LAND IN WORTHAM... HOPTIN IN SUFFOLK...] .
Elephant folio, 24 1/2" x 30 1/2". Completely in ink manuscript on stiff vellum, some words written in larger lettering or bolder print. Bottom edge folded up and held with five red wax seals and vellum strips. Strip of three embossed blue Sixpence Royal tax stamps at left edge, "Colony to Saml Clarke" in manuscript directly beneath it. The names of Joseph Lodge, Elizabeth Lodge, Jonathan Pickering, Ann Pickering, and John Hamblins written along the bottom edge between the seals. Docketed on verso: "The 9th October 1735/ Joseph Lodge & wife/ Jonathan Pickering/ To John Hamblin/ Joseph Rust." Old folds, light spotting and dustsoiling of verso, recto quite clean. Beautiful document. Near Fine. This appears to be a deed from England as Wortham Hall, Hopton, Botesdale and Thelnetham, are all of Suffolk County, England. Joseph Lodge [1693-1759] lived and died in Needham, Norfolk County, England. Elizabeth his wife [1699-1739] died in Norfolk as well.

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Knoxville and Kentucky Rail Road Company:
MANUSCRIPT OFFICIAL "ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF KNOXVILLE AND KENTUCKY RAIL ROAD COMPANY/ SECTION 43. BE IT ENACTED THAT SO MUCH OF THE ACT OF 1841-2 AND 1853-4 CHARTERING THE TENNESSEE AND CHARLESTON RAIL ROAD COMPANY AS APPOINTS COMMISSIONERS FOR SAID COMPANY BE AND THE SAME IS HERE BY REPEALED AND THAT... IT SHALL BE LAWFULL FOR SAID COMPANY TO TERMINATE THEIR ROAD AT OR NEAR THE COPPER MINES IN POLK COUNTY AND THEY SHALL BE UNDER NO OBLIGATIONS TO CONSTRUCT THE SAME TO THE STATE LINE. SECTION 44. BE IT ENACTED THAT THE PROVISIONS OF AN ACT PASSED 24TH JANUARY 1846 ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE LOOKOUT RAIL ROAD COMPANY PASSED 30TH OCT 1837 BE SO AMENDED... THAT SAID COMPANY MAY ORGANIZE UNDER THE CHARTER WHEN THE SUM OF FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THE CAPITAL STOCK MAY BE SUBSCRIBED AND SHALL HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF CONSTRUCTING THEIR ROAD FROM ANY POINT ON THE RAIL ROAD FROM CLEVELAND TO CHATTANOOGA TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE WESTERN AND ATLANTIC RAIL ROAD OR ANY OTHER RAIL ROAD OF GEORGIA AT OR NEAR THE STATE LINE... PROVIDED THAT NO STATE AID SHALL BE GIVEN TO SAID COMPANY. "PASSED FEBY 25TH 1856. NEILL S. BROWN, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, SPEAKER OF THE SENATE "STATE DEPARTMENT/ NASHVILLE MARCH 18, 1856, I F.N.W. BURTON SEC OF STATE DO CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE IS A TRUE COPY OF THE 43 & 44 SECTIONS OF AN ACT ENTITLED AS ABOVE AND DEPOSITED IN MY OFFICE AND IS ALL OF SAID ACT PERTAINING TO THE TENN & CHARLESTON R ROAD COMPANY. F. N.W. BURTON SEC. OF STATE." Docketed on verso: "TENNESSEE & CHARLESTON RAILROAD CHARTER & AMENDMENTS, TENNESSEE LEGISLATURE 1852-56" .
8 1/4" x 36 1/4", ink manuscript on blue lined paper, four individual leaves of paper glued neatly end to end to make one document. Orange paper seal affixed to the bottom portion of document with wax: "The Great Seal of the State of Tennessee Agriculture and Commerce." Signed and certified by F.N.W. Burton, Secretary of the State. Signed in ink manuscript by Neill S. Brown, Speaker of the House of Representatives and Edward S. Cheatham, Speaker of the Senate. Two printed Acts of Tennessee are affixed to the manuscript with wax, incorporating the Chattanooga and Central Kentucky Railroad Company; and amending the Charter of the Tennessee and Charleston Railroad Company. Docketed in ink manuscript on verso: Tennessee & Charleston Railroad Charter & Amendments. Tennessee Legislature. 1852-56." Near Fine, with minor wear. This unique Tennessee item is a rare survival of its official legislative proceedings in the mid-19th century, regulating activities of the developing railroad trade.

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[Connecticut]:
DEBENTURE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OCTOBER SESSION 1791. N2229 THIS DEBENTURE REGISTERED IN THE COMPTROLLERS OFFICE FOR ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FORTY ONE POUNDS FOUR SHILLINGS. J.A. KINGSBURY COMPTR. NOV. 8, 1791.
[11] manuscript pages, [5] blanks. Stitched, 7" x 12-1/4". Very Good. This unusual, perhaps unique, manuscript document is signed in ink at page [11], "made by us," the members of the House Committee: Jonth. Bull, Eph[rai]m Kirby, and [in pencil] David Daggett; and by Clerk Uriah Tracy, who writes, "In the House of Representatives- This Debenture is accepted & approved & the Treas. is directed to pay same." Jonathan Bull was a Representative from Hartford; the Litchfield Representative, Ephraim Kirby, was also a prominent lawyer who wrote "the first volume of reports of judicial decisions in the courts of this country printed" [Evans]. Daggett was elected for the first time this year as the New Haven representative, at the ripe old age of 27. Tracy would become a Federalist Congressman and Senator. Angered by President Jefferson, he has the dubious distinction of proposing secession from the Union in 1803. Each of pages [2-10] has five vertical columns: the Town of the Representative, the Miles traveled, the Name of the Representative, the Days expended in official duties, and the amount due him. Each such page has ten to twelve horizontal columns listing that information for each Representative. At page [11] the amounts due are added, plus for Chaplains' fees, with the grand total 1341 pounds, four shillings.

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Fremont, John C.:
LITHOGRAPH : JOHN C. FREMONT/ REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR THE PRESIDENCY/ ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS IN THE YEAR 1856 BY W. SCHAUS, IN THE CLERKS OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHN. DIST. OF NEW-YORK./ PHOTOGR. BY S. ROOT/ PRINTED BY L NAGEL. [Signed C.G. CREHEN].
12" x 15" portrait on thin tissue paper, mounted to 14" x 18" paper backing. Half length portrait of John C. Fremont wearing a dark colored suit and tie. He has a full mustache and beard, his torso facing forward, head angled to the right. The copyright and publishing information is printed directly beneath the portrait on the thin paper, while the caption of "John C. Fremont/ Republican Candidate for the Presidency" is printed in typescript further down on the backing. Some fading and rubbing of margins, obscuring the name of the photographer [S. Root]. Light margin toning, image clean and crisp. Good+. This is one of the earliest campaign portraits of the first Republican presidential candidate, John C. Fremont, nominated on June 18, 1856. Within several weeks after the nomination, several Fremont portraits were advertised in the New York Tribune. On July 2 the Tribune advertised Baker & Godwin's print of this likeness of Fremont: the "photograph of Col. Fremont, taken by Root, is pronounced by his family and most intimate friends to be the best likeness and the finest picture of him ever made," and a "large number of copies have been ordered." On July 8th Root's print was advertised as the "Only Authentic Portrait of John C. Fremont, Republican Candidate for the Presidency... lithographed in the highest style of the art by G.C. Crehen after Root's magnificent photograph." By August 7 our portrait of Crehen's lithograph, printed by Schaus, was advertised in the Alton Weekly Telegraph. Charles G. Crehen [1829-1891], born in Paris, immigrated to the United States in 1848 and settled in New York. A portrait painter, lithographer, and printer, he is best known for his portraits of public figures such as John C. Fremont, John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, Millard Fillmore, and Lafayette. OCLC 192110601 [2-AAS, Boston Athenaeum [as of September 2016]. Not in Reilly.

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Muggins, Ephraim:
THE PHUNNY BOOK. PUBLISHED BY EPHRIAM MUGGINS, M.D. PRICE 10 CENTS. FREE IF YOU WISH IT.
4 1/4" x 6 3/8". 32pp, stitched, illustrated. Minor wear, Very Good. "In the pages of this little book will be found remedies for all the ills that afflict mankind, except possibly women's rights and the Beecher Scandal... I do not publish this book to make money. I am too rich already." Humor and medical advice are freely dispensed. Advertised remedies include: Dr. Roger's Compound Syrup of Liverwort, Tar and Canchalagua; Egyptian Rat and Vermin Destroyer; Phalon's Vitalia and Select Preparations for the Hair, the Skin and the Handkerchief; Packer's All-Healing Tar Soap; Knapp's Throat Cure; Park's Balsam of Wild Cherry and Tar; Holloway's Pills and Ointment; Charles's London Cordial [Gin]. Most are prepared and sold by the Metropolitan Medicine Company or Manhattan Medicine Company, at 9 College Place, New York. OCLC 8035389 [5-serial] [as of August 2016].

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