Washington [D.C.]: Printed at Gideon's office, 1844. 16 pp. 8vo. Removed. First edition. A very good copy, edge worn, lightly foxed. Sabin 27329. Streeter: Texas A30. Amer. Imprints 442587. Item #43905
Joshua Reed Giddings (1795-1864) was a dedicated opponent of slavery, a member of the House from Ohio, and a founding member of the Republican party. He led the Congressional opposition to the expansion of slavery, the Mexican War, the 1850 Compromises, including the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. In this speech he condemned the annexation of Texas as both an attempt to perpetuate slavery and to have the US pay for Texas' debts. Not in Dumond, Blockson, Work, LCP. Afro-Americana.