EXAMINATION OF THOMAS L. McKENNEY'S REPLY TO THE REVIEW OF HIS NARRATIVE, &C.

New York: Craighead, 1847. 20pp, stitched, original printed wrappers, lightly foxed. Near Fine. John Armstrong was Madison's Secretary of War and thus came in for much criticism when the British captured Washington in 1814. "The main question at issue between Mr. McKenney and myself is this: Was, or was not, General Armstrong negligent of his duty as Secretary of War, before and at the time of the capture of Washington [D.C.]?" Armstrong defends his father in detail from McKenney's charges; DAB, however, says John Armstrong "must bear much of the blame for failure to erect even the simplest fortifications despite ample warning that the British were coming." FIRST EDITION. Sabin 2030. Item #6568

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