Item #36068 Great Right of Self-Government - and the Union. Speech of Hon. G.B. Adrain, of New Jersey, on the Election of Speaker. Delivered in the House of Representatives, December 14, 1859. G. B Adrain, Garnett Bowditch.

Great Right of Self-Government - and the Union. Speech of Hon. G.B. Adrain, of New Jersey, on the Election of Speaker. Delivered in the House of Representatives, December 14, 1859.

[Washington, D.C.]: Printed by Lemuel Towers, 1859. 16 pp. 8vo. Self wrappers. First edition. Blind stamp on the title page, spine reinforced, contents clean, a good+ copy. New Jersey & the Negro: 516. Not in LCP. Afro-Americana. Item #36068

Garnett Bowditch Adrain (1815-1878) was a New Brunswick attorney who served two terms in Congress from 1857 to 1861. Here, in opposing the Buchanan administration's candidate for Speaker of the House, T. S. Bocock of Virginia, he defends himself as an anti-Lecompton Democrat, against charges of Party disloyalty, reviewing the major national issues of slavery, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and disunion, and argues that Stephen Douglas is the best candidate for President. OCLC locates only 12 copies.

Price: $50.00

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