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Lot #132
DepartmentPolitical Ballots
Sold For$190.00(hammer price)
 $228.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedApril 17, 2019


Cover a variety of interesting topics of the period. Appear to mostly be personal copies belonging to John Brown Francis (1791-1864), with his name inscribed on many and some with notes. Includes:

1) The Junius Tracts. No. IX. Annexation of Texas." (N.Y.: Greeley & McElrath, 1844).

2) "Message From the President of the United States, Transmitting ... Certain correspondence between the Secretary of State and the charge d'affaires of Texas" (circa 1844).

3) "Oration on the Life and Character of Gilbert Motier De Lafayette. Delivered At the Request of Both Houses of the Congress of the United States ... On the 31st of December, 1834. By John Quincy Adams, A Member of the House." (Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1835). Retains original blue wraps. Inscribed on title page "This oration sent to me by the [?]: President JBF".

4) "State of New-York. ... April 2, 1849. Report Of the Select Committee on the subject of the Shakers." (Circa 1849).

5) "Speech of Mr. Marsh, of Vermont, On The Bill For Establishing The Smithsonian Institution ... April 22, 1846." (Washington: J. & G.S. Gideon, 1846).

6) "Speech of the Hon. Daniel Webster, ... On the President's Veto of the Bank Bill, July 11, 1832." (Boston: J.E. Hinckley and Co., 1832).

7) "Report of a Committee of Directors of the Bank of the United States." Dated December 3, 1833. Pertains to Andrew Jackson's "Bank War" and concludes with the resolution "That the removal of the public funds from the Bank of the United States ... is a violation of the contract between the Government and the Bank--and that the President be instructed to present a memorial to Congress, requesting that redress should be afforded for the wrong which has been done to the Institution."

8) "A Review of the Correspondence Between The Hon. John Adams, ... and ... William Cunningham, Esq. Beginning in 1803, And Ending in 1812. By Timothy Pickering. Second Edition." (Salem: Cushing and Appleton, 1824).

9) "Debate Between Messrs. Clay and Calhoun, In the Senate ... March 10, 1838" (Washington: Niles' National Register, 1838). Pertains to banks, surplus, etc.

10) "Message of Governor Lincoln, And Other Official Documents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on the Subject of Lotteries" (Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, 1833).

11) "Message From the President of the United States, To the Two Houses of Congress, At the commencement of the Second Session of the twenty-fifth Congress" (Washington: 1837). Martin Van Buren's remarks to Congress, particularly addressing the governing of the District of Columbia.

12) "The Massachusetts Agricultural Repository and Journal. Number I...... Vol. X" (Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1827). Retains original blue wraps with table of contents and "Price 50 Cents". Readable essays on horticulture and farming.

13) "Report of the Secretary of War, ... " with fold-out "Survey of the Haulover at Fort Ann ..." at rear, and other loose reports of the Senate from 1844 that appear to be disbound from a larger volume.


Age-typical wear, including toning, foxing, soiling, creasing, uneven edges, etc. Collations not verified. Original wraps or bindings may be missing.
2) Top uncut. 5) Top uncut. 6) Wraps, possibly original, and some pages exhibit more scribbling, notes and figuring than seen in other pieces in the lot. 10) Evidence of water staining. 11) Top uncut. 12) Some pages uncut at top. Rear cover is off but present.

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