A LETTER TO THE HON. HARRISON GRAY OTIS, A MEMBER OF THE SENATE OF MASSACHUSETTS, ON THE PRESENT STAE [sic] OF OUR NATIONAL AFFAIRS. WITH REMARKS UPON MR. PICKERING'S LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR OF THAT COMMONWEALTH; .

Walpole, N.H. George W. Nichols, 1808. 24pp, stitched, untrimmed and partly uncut. Light wear, Good+.

One of many 1808 editions, this one among the scarcest. Adams objects to "the interposition of the state Legislatures, to controul the exercise of the powers vested by the general Constitution in the Congress of the United States." This notion, which first appeared as a reaction to the Alien and Sedition Acts, was taken up by unreconstructed Federalists like Pickering and Otis. It would later be advocated by Southern allies of John C. Calhoun.
AI 14282 [1- CSmH]. Item #26088

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