The Substance of Two Speeches, Delivered in the Senate of the United States, on the Subject of the Missouri Bill.
Scarce and important text on the fight to prevent the spread of slavery in western States and especially Missouri. Rufus King (1755-1827) was a Federalist U.S. Senator, lawyer, and diplomat. He was a delegate for Massachusetts to the Continental Congress and Constitution signer. With the ownership inscription Charles Pearcy Wilkins (1820–1864), Pittsburgh native and later California lawyer.
Printed in New York and Philadelphia, Swann sold the last copy, a New York printing, at auction in 1998. This copy is the Philadelphia printing and the rarer of the two.
Description: The Substance of Two Speeches, Delivered in the Senate of the United States, on the Subject of the Missouri Bill.
[Philadelphia?]: (Clark & Raser, Printers), 1819. 8 pages. 8½ x 5½ inches. Pamphlet, removed and toned; Very Good.
SABIN 37835. LCP, AFRO-AMERICANA 5566. EBERSTADT 168: 328. S&S 48430 (NY printing only).