Defence of Massachusetts. Speech of Hon. Anson Burlingame, of Massachusetts in the House of Representatives, June 21, 1856 [caption title].

(Washington: Buell & Blanchard, Printers), [1856]. One of two editions issued in 1856, this likely the second. 8vo, unbound, 7 pages + 1 page of ads for anti-slavery publications, untrimmed. Later stitching a bit loose, with some chipping along the spine; somewhat browned; a good copy. Item #9654

With a contemporary pencil notation at the head of the first page, "For the pleasure of the million." A fiery address with the expected arguments on such subjects as the Fugitive Slave Law, on Massachusetts' role in the settlement of Kansas, and against the attack on Sumner: "I denounce it in the name of that fair play which bullies and prize-fighters respect." A few later pencil notations to the first page. Noted under Sabin 9333.

Price: $20.00

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