Washington, D.C. Buell & Blanchard, Printers, 1858. 15 pp. 8vo. Removed. First edition. Removed from a larger volume else a very good copy. Sabin 20368n. LCP. Afro-Americana 3143. Item #35953
James Dixon (1814-1873) was a Republican Representative and Senator from Connecticut who attacked Buchanan's presidential message which argued that if the Lecompton Constitution was not accepted and the people of Kansas were allowed to decide the issue of slavery in their state, it would lead to the dissolution of the Union: "It seems to me almost puerile, that the President of the United States should come before us, and tell us that on this question hangs the permanency of our institutions."