Boston: John Wilson and Son, . Paperback. Small 4to. Self-cover. 12pp. Very good. Outer wrappers (only) faintly age toned. Item #40445
Clean, attractive first edition of this lengthy diatribe against President James Buchanan's handling of the slavery issue in Kansas, which they considered weak and ineffective, followed by his reply and their response to it. "They fervently hope "that you may yet see that in this respect one false principle, if adhered to, must prove a principle of weakness and decay, -- a sure prelude to the end of all our greatness, happiness, and glory, -- a death-spot in the tree of liberty, whose leaves, like those of the tree of life, are for the healing of the nations." Signed in type at the conclusion by these Connecticut congressmen (in order): Nathaniel W. Taylor, Theodore D. Woolsey, Henry Dutton, Charles L. English, John H. Brockway, Eli W. Blake, Benjamin Stilliman Jr., Thomas A. Thacher, J.A. Davenport, Worthington Hooker, Philos Blake, Amos Townsend, James Brewster, Eli Ives, S.G. Hubbard, John A. Blake, William H. Russell, A.N. Skinner, Charles Robinson, Joel Hawes, G.A. Calhoun, Leonard Bacon, H.C. Kingsley, Benjamin Stilliman Sr., Charles Ives, Josiah W. Gibbs, James F. Babcock and Alfred Walker. SABIN 52997.