Charleston: Edward C. Councell, 1850. 23, [1 blank] pp. Stitched in original printed pale blue wrappers. Light foxing, Very Good. Inscribed by Barnwell on the front wrapper to Captain John Fripp. Elegant signatures on the plain rear wrapper of 'T.J. Capen Beaufort S.C.'
Mourning the loss of the "great statesman," Barnwell says Calhoun was "struck down in his sphere of high and responsible duty, just at the time when his services were most needed," during the "crisis in our national affairs." He watched over South Carolina's "political welfare, with a sleepless vigilance- never failed to warn her of even distant danger- never hesitated to front every foe that assailed her."
Captain John Fripp owned a large and lucrative plantation on St. Helena Island, Beaufort, South Carolina. This leading citizen served as Justice of the Peace, commissioner of free schools, and delegate to the Southern Rights Convention.
FIRST EDITION. III Turnbull 85. Not in Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker. Item #28505