Speech of Hon. W.P. Fessenden, of Maine, On the Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia, delivered in the Senate of the United States, April 1, 1862.

Slavery in the District of Columbia


Lawyer, politician and financier, Fessenden would become President Lincoln’s Secretary of the Treasury in July of 1864. “His firm stance against slavery and its expansion before the war and against the Confederacy during it gave way to a stolid conservatism on the issues of Reconstruction.”— (ANB)


Description: Speech of Hon. W.P. Fessenden, of Maine, On the Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia, delivered in the Senate of the United States, April 1, 1862.

[Washington D.C. L.Towers & Co., printers 1862]. Large single sheet folded down to form 8pp. 8vo., self-wrappers. Long split along one fold line, light toning; else very good.

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