PROCEEDINGS OF THE OPPONENTS OF THE PRESENT ADMINISTRATION, AT PUBLIC MEETINGS, HELD IN THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, FEBRUARY 15 AND 18, 1840; WITH THE ADDRESS OF PHILIP R. FENDALL, ESQ.

[Washington: 1840]. 35, [1 blank] pp. Stitched with caption title, as issued. Untrimmed. Lightly toned and spotted. Good+.

Fendall, a lawyer and a Whig, became U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia by appointment of President Tyler after the death of Whig President William Henry Harrison. Fendall was well-connected politically, related by kinship to Virginia Congressman Richard Bland Lee, and would be appointed to various offices by Presidents Madison and Monroe. He also was a lifelong friend of Henry Clay. His speech skewers the failed banking policies of Van Buren and the Democrats, and extols the character of Harrison.
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