Philadelphia: Wm. Hall, Jun. & Geo. W. Pierie, Printers, 1809. , 150, 199 pp [as issued]. Original pale blue paper-covered boards, paper spine label, rebacked. Untrimmed, top edge uncut. Scattered light foxing, front free endpaper stained, light to moderate spotting of first few leaves. Inscription on front endpaper, "Presented by F.A. Bates." Good+ or better.
"Clark, born in Ireland and a schoolboy at Eton, came to New Orleans in 1786, to join his uncle of the same name. He was prominent in the city, became an American citizen, and in 1806, was elected a delegate to Congress. Shortly afterward he broke with Wilkinson, with whom he had been intimate, and in this book gives much evidence of the General's treachery." Streeter. "Clark strives to prove that Wilkinson was a pensioner of Spain from 1794 to 1803; and an accomplice of Burr in treasonably plotting a separation of the states. The case is clearly and forcibly put and is a strong one...[with] information about Jefferson's administration of the West, and the causes there working towards a secession in the early years of the republic." Larned.
FIRST EDITION. Howes C431 aa. Streeter Sale 1694. Larned 1824. Tompkins 28. Item #26805