SUBSTANCE OF THE REMARKS MADE BY JOHN MINOR BOTTS ON THE OCCASION OF THE ENTERTAINMENT GIVEN TO HIM BY HIS PERSONAL AND POLITICAL FRIENDS, AT BOSHER'S HALL, IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND, ON SATURDAY EVENING, 2d DECEMBER, WITH SOME ADDITIONS; WHICH HE NOW PRESENTS AS AN ADDRESS TO HIS CONSTITUENTS.

[Washington: Towers, 1848]. 16pp, caption title [as issued], disbound and lightly soiled. Good+.

A Virginia Whig allied with Henry Clay, Botts later remained loyal to the Union during the War and suffered accordingly. Here he defends himself for alleged half-hearted support of the Whigs' 1848 candidate, Zachary Taylor. Botts concedes his devotion to Clay, and his efforts to secure the presidential nomination for him; but he says he vigorously supported Taylor in the election. OCLC locates nine copies, under two accession numbers.
FIRST EDITION. Haynes 1853. Sabin 6832n. Item #26312

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