Letter to the Honorable Mr. Hawes, in reply to His Strictures on the Graduates of the Military Academy.


Signed in type at its conclusion as “Justitia” e.g., the author Albert Gallatin Hawes (1804-1849) who was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky. This particular copy was owned by West Point cadet William Henry “Bill” Fowler, Jr.  (1817–1901) —“U.S. Corps Cadet.” According to family stories, Fowler, Jr. was the son of William Henry Fowler (1778–1865) and Rebecca Josephine ńee Kelsey Fowler Cook Grattan (1819–1971). Fowler, Jr. joined the Bartleson Party traveling to California and Oregon in 1841, later traveled with the Donner-Reed Party and was part of a third rescue attempt to help those survivors involved in the tragic events of the latter party’s unenviable circumstances. He is buried in Dublin, California.


Description: Letter to the Honorable Mr. Hawes, in reply to His Strictures on the Graduates of the Military Academy.

New York: Wiley and Long, 1836. 30pp., stitched and gathered. Octavo self-titled wraps with some stains, dust-soiling and small edge-losses to plain, unprinted rear wrap. bjcb 352253

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Imprints 38514. OCLC, 5 unique copies.


Price: $85.00