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Polk, James K. (1795-1849) Bound collection of 45 Congressional speeches of various people

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05598 Author/Creator: Polk, James K. (1795-1849) Place Written: [Washington] Type: Book signed Date: 1840-1841 Pagination: 916 p. 23.5 x 15 cm

Summary of Content: Bound volume of printed speeches from Congress signed on the front pastedown by James K. Polk. Most pamphlets have been printed at Washington by Blair and Rives. This bound volume of printed speeches from Congress is signed on the front pastedown by James K. Polk. The book has some damage; one pamphlet even has a portion razored out (#19) Most pamphlets have been printed at Washington by Blair and Rives. Two are signed (# 20, 39). Speech topics include Sub-Treasury Bill; Treasury Note Bill, debt assumption; appropriations; attacks on the Van Buren administration; and a few on abolition petitions. See separate inventory of pamphlet titles. All but one are printed at Washington.

People: Polk, James Knox, 1795-1849

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: CongressGovernment and CivicsPresidentPoliticsAfrican American HistorySlaveryAbolitionFinancePetitionReform Movement

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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