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Lot #118
DepartmentPolitical Pamphlets
Sold For$60.00(hammer price)
 $72.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJune 28, 2019


1) The Rhode Island Question. Mr. Webster's Argument in the Supreme Court of the United States, In The Case Of Martin Luther Vs. Luther M. Borden And Others, January 27th, 1848" (Washington: J. and G.S. Gideon, 1848). Inscribed on title page "J B Francis from Mr. Webster". A scrap of paper, probably an envelope, marked "Gov. Francis Providence R. Island" and "Danl Webster U.S Senate" affixed to reverse of title page.

2) "Proposed Constitution of the State of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations" (Providence: Knowles and Vose, 1842).

3) "The Constitution of the State of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, As Adopted by the Convention, Assembled at Newport, September, 1842" (Providence: Knowles and Vose, 1842). Inscribed "Constitution" on title page.

4) Titled on original brown wraps "Mr. Goddard's Address on the Occasion of the Change in the Civil Government of Rhode-Island." (Providence: Knowles and Vose, 1843.) Text of William G. Goddard's address to the General Assembly in Newport on May 3, 1843, with correspondence and appendix.

5) "Address of John Whipple, to the People of Rhode-Island, on the Approaching Election" (Providence: Knowles and Vose, 1843).

5) Titled on original teal wraps "Considerations on the Rhode Island Question. By Elisha R. Potter" (Boston: Thomas H. Webb & Co., 1842). Addresses the adoption of a constitution and the extension of suffrage. Inscribed on cover "Gov Francis"."


Some with inscriptions indicating they may have been the personal copies of John Brown Francis.
All readable but exhibit age-typical wear, including toning, foxing, soiling, creasing, uneven edges, etc. Some exhibit evidence of water damage. Collations not verified. Original wrap or binding may be missing.
2) Title page torn in half but both pieces present.
3) Binding threads coming loose.

The description of the item above may not be the final version used in the catalog. The descriptions are as yet unedited and may contain mistakes. The description, estimates and photos could all be wrong. In rare cases they may not end up in this sale. Once the items have received their lot number the descriptions will have been changed if needed.

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