163 p., paper, sewn spine, apparently removed from a bound volume. This is a treasure trove of information about the immediate aftermath of the Civil War. It includes a copy of the Constitution and William H. Seward's certification of the Anti-Slavery Amendment, Article XIII; President Andrew Johnson's orders, proclamations, interviews, speeches,and annua, special, and veto messages;l"Action of the Conventions and Legislatures of the Lately Insurrectionary States;" legislation respecting Freedmen; majority and minority reports of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction; members of the President's Cabinet, the Congress, etc.; House votes on political resolutions and bills; political and military miscellaneous;" and tabular statements on representation, tariff, and the public debt. What was probably a note of transmission has been laid upon the document, leaving a largely indecipherable message in ink, backwards, on the front. Pages are browned but not brittle. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: A Political Manual for 1866 Including a ...
Publisher: Washington, D.C.: Philip & Solomon
Publication Date: 1866
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Philp & Solomons, Washington, DC: ., 1866. 128 p. Double column. Thin 8vo. 240 mm. Original full cloth binding. Hardbound. Prior to assuming the job as Clerk of the House of Representatives, McPherson had been a prominent newspaperman, editing papers in Lancaster, Gettysburg and, later, the Pittsburgh Daily Times. He owned property in Gettysburg, and much of the first day of fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg took place on his property, thereafter known as McPherson's Ridge. McPherson also wrote 'The Political History of the United States of America During the Great Rebellion' (1864) and 'The Political History of the United States of America During the Period of Reconstruction' (1871). This piece is a solid contemporary source of information on Reconstruction. Especially interesting are the accounts of Legislation Respecting Freedmen (former slaves); and the political manouevers around the soon to be impeached President Andrew Johnson. W29. Bookseller Inventory # 067A70