Speech of Matt. H. Carpenter, Delivered at Ripon, Sept. 16, 1874, on The Power of the Legislature to Govern Corporations of Its Own Creation [caption title].

[Wrapper imprint:] Milwaukee: Sentinel Printing Company, 1874. First edition, an ex-library copy with their small pressmark decal on the front wrapper and a couple of small penciled notations. 8vo, original printed blue wrappers, 30 pages. Wrappers quite worn and soiled, with some small tears; old vertical crease to the pamphlet; a good, sound copy. Item #12108

Part of the Wisconsin senator's last-ditch effort to support his views of the necessity of government control of the railroads, an address in favor of Wisconsin's Potter law (which gave a state commission the power to set maximum freight rates within Wisconsin). Not surprisingly, this position did not endear him to the railroads (or their supporters) and this, along with his defense of Credit Mobilier, led to his rustication from the Senate in 1875.

Price: $30.00

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