Rhode Island--Interference of the Executive in the Affairs of. June 7, 1844 [drop title]

[Washington]: Blair & Rives, [1844]. First edition, 8vo, pp. 1070; contemporary quarter black morocco, gilt-lettered spine; binding worn and rubbed, but sound; some foxing. 28th Congress, 1st Session. Rep. No. 546. "...through eighty-six pages of formal conclusions, and nearly a thousand more of documents, depositions, court records, and voting lists, the report upheld the philosophy of Dorrism, censured Whig president John Tyler for 'interfering,' and criticized Rhode Island 'Algerines' for their forceful resistance to popular constitutent sovereignty, Dorr and his associates furnished Burke with his documentary evidence....Burke's Report [is] still the most valuable published source on the Dorr Rebellion, [and] was also a political campaign document."--Conley, Democracy in Decline, 359. Burke was a New Hampshire congressman who did not seek renomination in 1844. Botelho, Right and Might. The Dorr Rebellion and the Struggle for Equal Rights, 207. Not in American Imprints; Bartlett, p. 85; Sabin 70725. Item #56213

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