Letter from the Secretary of War, Transmitting the Information in Relation to the Claims of Willie Blount, Late Governor of Tennessee, Called For By the House on the 16th Instant (18th Congress, Second Session)
Printed By Gales & Seaton, 1825. First Edition. Trade Paperback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. / No Jacket. Item #L059822
Slight stains, creases, rubbing, browning and/or foxing throughout (chiefly to lower wrapper); some wear to foredges and lower edges. 23 pages. Upper wrapper title; at head of title: 96 (in brackets). Introductory letter by Calhoun; includes statement of Blount's account in table format, plus correspondence from Blount, James Monroe, and others. Dated February 21, 1825; 'Read, and laid 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. Blount (1768-1835), North Carolina-born planter and jurist, half-brother of Revolutionary soldier Thomas Blount and of William Blount; Governor of the state of Tennessee, 1809-15.