Boston: Eastburn's Press, 1845. 18pp, disbound and stitched. Title page moderately foxed, small rubberstamp at bottom blank portion of last page, else a clean text. Good+.
"This Convention, which assembled only a day or so after the House of Representatives had passed the joint resolution for annexation, adopted an Address to the People of the United States charging that such action would violate the Constitution and promote slavery" [Streeter]. The "Convention was headed by J.M. Williams, G.T. Curtis, and John G. Whittier. They bitterly opposed taking Texas into the Union, largely because of the slave question" [Eberstadt]. The Address includes an argument that the Constitution bars admitting a new State by joint resolution of Congress.
FIRST EDITION. Streeter 1565. 133 Eberstadt 915. LCP 6539. Dumond 29. Item #24073