Boston: Eastburn's Press, 1844. 54pp, stitched into modern marbled wrappers. Light dusting, else Very Good.
Originally printed in nine issues of the Boston Courier in opposition to annexation, this essay "discusses temperately the various arguments for and against annexation, especially those in Robert J. Walker's Letter of January, 1844. Adams states that although annexation would justify dissolution of the Union, the immediate policy of the Free States should be to continue their struggle against slavery. It appears from the text that this was published soon after the appointment of Calhoun as Secretary of State in March, 1844." Streeter.
FIRST EDITION. Streeter 1468. Rader 41. Item #28688