The New Constitution, Shall it be Adopted or Rejected? John Moses, attrib.

The New Constitution, Shall it be Adopted or Rejected?

n.p. n.p., [1862]. 8 pp. 8vo. Removed. First edition. A very good copy, small tear on top edge. Eberstadt 107-186. Item #36461

The author argues that the existing constitution of the State of Illinois, first adopted in 1847, has served the State well, leading to an unprecedented period of prosperity while the new proposed constitution is a travesty of "tax schemes... confusions, nuisances, conflicts [and] corruption," among its other faults, such as the proposal to add an additional 214 state offices. The Newberry Library suggests the author was John Moses (1825-1898), a former Judge and State representative. Scarce. None found at auction for over fifty years, only one noted for sale, in 1937 by Eberstadt, and only three locations cited on OCLC: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Lib., Newberry Lib., and Western Rsv. Hist. Soc. Lib. Not at AAS

Price: $350.00

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