Washington: 1839-1851. A bound volume of forty-two speeches and reports, each a separate imprint, delivered almost entirely in Congress by Representatives and Senators, on the array of issues facing the national government during the decade of the 1840s. Bound together in half sheep and marbled boards, lightly rubbed, with a neat, contemporary hand-written index at the front. A few speeches foxed, Very Good.
The issues involve the political questions of the 1840s: banking and hard money policies, the Mexican War, tariffs and trade, the status of the Western Territories acquired from Mexico, the Alexander McLeod case, the annexation of Texas, Virginia Bounty Lands, Oregon, political campaigns, slavery and abolition, the northeastern boundary, bankruptcy, Item #32477