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Memoranda of a residence at the court of London, comprising incidents official and personal from 1819-1825. Including negotiations on the Oregon question, and other unsettled questions between the United States and Great Britain. [Second series.]

Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845. First edition, 8vo, pp. x, 640; original brown blinddstamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine; some cracks in the cloth along the rear hinge, and very small cracks at the spine extremities, and the front hinge starting at the title page; all else very good and sound. This copy with a presentation from Rush on the front free endpaper: "To Mrs Greenleaf, with the best and kindest compliments of R. Rush. [And a thousand agreeable recollections.] Sydenham, July 1, 1845." At the top olf the title page is the inscription "John W. Walker from Allen Dale, Erie, May 18th, 1853." The "Mrs. Greenleaf" in the inscription is likely the second wife of the land speculator James Greenleaf (1765-1843), and Allen Dale was her nephew (1833-1895). Contains much on slavery, the West India trade, the Oregon question, etc. Rush is described on the title page as "envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary from the United States, from 1817 to 1825." He was also the 8th U. S. Attorney General and the 8th U. S. Secretary of the Treasury, and served as John Quincy Adams's running mate on the National Republican ticket in 1828. His father was the prominent Philadelphia physician, Benjamin Rush. This is the second series also published in London by Bentley in 2 volumes with a slightly altered title; the first series was published in 1833, simultaneously in Philadelphia under title "Memoranda of a residence at the court of London," and London under title "Narrative of a residence..." Item #54510

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