Titre : Letter from the Secretary of War, ...
Éditeur : Printed By Gales & Seaton, Washington, DC
Date d'édition : 1825
Reliure : Paperback
Etat du livre : Good
Edition : First Edition.
Slight stains, rubbing, browning and/or foxing throughout (chiefly to extremities); small holes at spine edges (disbound); wear to foredges and lower edges. 11 pages. Upper wrapper title. At head of title: 27 (in brackets). Includes 2 communications by William H. Chase (Lieutenant, US Engineers), plus introductory letters by Calhoun and Major General Alexander Macomb (Chief Engineer); statistical information present, but no drawings. Dated January 3, 1825 on upper wrapper ("Read: ordered that it lie upon the table"; upper wrapper). Calhoun (1782-1850), South Carolina- born statesman and political philosopher; graduate of Yale (1804), elected to the South Carolina legislature in 1808 and to the US Congress in 1810; supporter of the War of 1812 (even after the Treaty of Ghent); Secretary of War under James Monroe (1817-25) and noted for his improvements in army organization; elected US Vice President (1824, 1828) but soon alienated from Andrew Jackson over the nullification issue; served for a time as Secretary of State (under John Tyler); of further note for his positions on slavery and the Mexican War. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire L059911
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