An Address Delivered Before the Railroad Convention, at Lebanon, N.H., October 10, 1843.

Hanover: J.E. Hood, 1843. Paperback. Small 4to. Tan printed wrappers. 31pp. Very good. Mild bit of age toning and slight foxing. Item #34288

First edition -- tight, clean -- of this address in which this academic argues eloquently on behalf of a proposed railroad line running from Concord, New Hampshire's capitol city, to the Connecticut River. Haddock (1796-1861) was a long-time professor of rhetoric, intellectual philosophy and civil policy at Dartmouth College, also serving (1850-54) as charge d'affaires of the United States at Portugal; he authored a number of pamphlets on a variety of educational and civic issues. Interestingly and appropriately, this copy bears the bold ownership signature at top of front wrapper of Onslow Stearns (1810-78), New Hampshire's 40th governor, a two-term Republican. Stearns is mainly remembered as a railroad builder and executive, having served as president of the Northern New Hampshire Railroad and also of the Concord & Old Colony Railroad. SABIN 29494 note.

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