Memorial of the Inhabitants of the Town of Salem, In the State of...
"The Present Embarrassment of the Commerce of the United States" [Hathorne, John (1749-1834)]. [Story, Joseph (1779-1835)]. Memorial of the Inhabitants of the Town of Salem, In the State of Massachusetts. January 30, 1806. Read, And Referred to the Committee of the Whole House, On the State of the Union. Washington, DC: A. & G. Way, Printers, 1806. 18 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, leaves separating at head. Light toning, light foxing to a few leaves, faint dampstaining to lower corner of last two leaves without loss to legibility. $350. * Only edition. Drafted by a committee of five men led by Hathorne and including young lawyer Joseph Story, this petition to Congress outlines "the present embarrassment of the commerce of the United States" in the face of Britain's violations of neutral trading rights and suggests that the United States should prepare for war. OCLC locates 2 copies of this title in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7414.
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