Washington, DC: Printed By Gales & Seaton, 1825. First Edition. Paperback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Good. 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.