INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF GOV. WATTS. GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

[Montgomery? 1863]. 16pp, caption title [as issued]. Stitched, untrimmed with very wide margins. Light foxing, some spotting. But an attractive, rare, and completely unsophisticated Confederate imprint. Very Good.

"The danger of war is heard all around us, and the sighs of our brave fill every passing breeze." Governor Watts affirms that, in seceding from the Union, "the sovereign people of Alabama...only exercised a right belonging to every free people." He offers much legal justification for this course of action, and scorns the "flattering anticipations" of the North "that the large mass of the people in the South were willing to submit to Black Republican rule." Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation "was as impotent as it was unconstitutional," and "a deliberate attempt to excite our slaves to insurrection. It is an invitation, yea an urgent solicitation, to an ignorant race, recognized as our property by the Constitution Lincoln has sworn to support to commit murder, rapine, rape, arson, and all manner of diabolical deeds." Watts's fire-eating speech promises victory if the South stands firm.
A rare Confederate imprint.
Parrish & Willingham 2665 [1- Samford U.]. OCLC 21550974 [2- Samford U, U AL] [as of July 2017]. Not in Monaghan. Item #27251

Price: $1,500.00