[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