Gov. Knight's address to the farmers of Rhode-Island. October, 1832

Providence: printed by Cranston & Hammond, [1832]. First edition, 8vo, pp. pp. 15, [1]; self-wrappers; stitched as issued; light spotting; very good. Knight, a former governor and now a U.S. Senator, explains his opposition to President Jackson's policies, in particular the decision not to re-charter the Bank of the United States and the forced migration of Indian tribes to the West. Knight was the ninth governor of Rhode Island, serving from 1817 to 1821. In 1821 he was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the U.S. Senate "to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Burrill, Jr.; he was reelected in 1823 as a Crawford Republican, in 1829 as an Anti-Jacksonian, and again in 1835 as a Whig, and served from January 9, 1821, to March 4, 1841" (Wikipedia). American Imprints 13276; Bartlett, p. 170; Kress C.3193. Not in Sabin. Item #55133

Price: $60.00

See all items in Americana
See all items by ,