Speech of Thaddeus Stevens, Esq. in favor of the bill to establish a school of arts in the city of Philadelphia, and to endow the colleges and academies of Pennsylvania ... Reported in short hand by M. T. C. Gould

Harrisburgh, [Pa.]: Theophilus Fenn, 1838. First edition, 8vo, pp. 12; original salmon wrappers; very good. At the time Stevens was a lawyer in rural Pennsylvania, but was later elected to Coingress where he was "one of the leaders of the Radical Republican faction of the Republican Party during the 1860s. A fierce opponent of slavery and discrimination against African-Americans, Stevens sought to secure their rights during Reconstruction, in opposition to U.S. President Andrew Johnson. As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee during the American Civil War, he played a leading role, focusing his attention on defeating the Confederacy, financing the war with new taxes and borrowing, crushing the power of slave owners, ending slavery, and securing equal rights for the Freedmen" (Wikipedia). American Imprints 53111. Item #55600

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