Washington, D.C. Buell & Blanchard, Printers, 1858. 15 pp., . 8vo. Removed. First edition. Removed from a larger volume else a very good copy. Item #35954
Doolittle defends Hiram Paulding (1797-1878) who was relieved of command by James Buchanan for arresting William Walker as he tried once again to regain military control of Nicaragua. Walker had led an expedition to unite the Central American nations under his command, had become president of Nicaragua, and was then toppled in a revolution. There was much discussion of the legality of Walker's arrest since he was a U.S. citizen in a neutral foreign country.