London: Harrison and Sons, . Folio, original printed blue wrappers [chipped along spine, some wrapper edge wear, old rubberstamp on front wrap]. Stitched, 267 clean pages. Very Good.
[offered with] FURTHER PAPERS RELATIVE TO RECRUITING IN THE UNITED STATES. PRESENTED TO BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT BY COMMAND OF HER MAJESTY.1856. London: Harrison and Sons. . Folio, stitched. 57,  pp. Very Good.
The Papers reflect ongoing British efforts to recruit Americans for the British army in its war against Russia; and the conflict thus generated with the United States, which protested that such attempts violated American neutrality and compromised American sovereignty.
Documents concern diplomatic correspondence with the United States; and correspondence with Crampton, England's point man for American recruitments. President Pierce's Attorney General, Caleb Cushing, "directed the prosecution of Crampton, the British minister in Washington, on the charge of recruiting soldiers within our borders for the British army during the Crimean War" [DAB]. This document also chronicles Parliament's reaction to that event.
FIRST EDITION. Not in Sabin, Marke, Harv. Law Cat. Item #15713