Seward on potential courses of action regarding secession. 4to. 8 pp. Sabin 79589. Folded, uncut, unopened, and never bound. Exposed edges ragged. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The union. Speech of William H. Seward, in ...
Publisher: Office of the Congressional Globe [circa 1861]
Publication Date: 1861
Book Description Weed, Parsons & Co., printers, Albany, 1861. This speech, by a pro-Union firebrand, was made as the Southern states were seceding. DAB notes that Seward here strikes a conciliatory tone, "advocating a consitutional convention to settle outstanding difficulties, and even suggesting, in departure from the Republican platform, the admission of the remaining territories as two states without regard to slavery." However, "Seward voted against this proposal when it came before the Senate on May 2." Scarce: OCLC traces only two copies with this imprint (Library of Virginia, New-York Historical). 8vo. 16 pp. Not in Sabin. Disbound. Ex-library; rubber-stamped on the title-page and one additional page. Closely trimmed at the bottom, without loss of text. A very good copy. Seller Inventory # 11032