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Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Thirty-Fifth Congress, Volume I [House of Representatives, 35th Congress, 2d session, Ex. Doc. No. 2] by  James Buchanan - First Edition - 1858 - from About Books and Biblio.com

Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Thirty-Fifth Congress, Volume I [House of Representatives, 35th Congress, 2d session, Ex. Doc. No. 2]

by Buchanan, James

Condition: Near Very Good condition


Washington: James B. Steedman, Printer, 1858. Volume I only. Near Very Good condition (see photos). A square, reasonably tight copy. Inner hinges are perfectly sound. Wear to the corners and spine ends, with one small chip at the rear hinge (see photo). Bound in the original brown cloth, with decorative blind stamping to the spine and boards, both front and rear. The spine is gilt-stamped "Message and Documents 1858-9, Part 1." Below the spine is blind-stamped "House Document." NOT a library discard. Previous owner's name on endpaper. NO underlining. NO margin notes. A small percentage of pages are age-toned or show light foxing. However the vast majority are clean with NO foxing. This is the House of Representatives version, 35th Congress, 2d session, Ex. Doc. No. 2. Altogether there are 750 pages (see photo #5). It begins with President James Buchanan's State of the Union message (pp. 1-72) followed by reports from the Secretary of the Interior Jacob Thompson (pp. 73-750). President Buchanan's report starts by discussing the issues of Kansas statehood and the slavery question there, followed by a few pages concerning the results of the 1857-58 military expedition sent into Utah to remove Brigham Young as governor of the territory and to force the population to submit to the authority of the United States government. At pages 69-72 is a reprint of President Buchanan's famous Proclamation concerning the necessity of this "Utah War" and the need for citizens of Utah to abide by the laws. Eborn notes that this volume also has material on the land survey in Utah and the Indians there. In Secretary of the Interior Thompson's report, there is much of interest on the settlement of Public Lands; Indian Affairs; the upcoming 1860 Census; land surveys of Florida, Louisiana, California, Washington, New Mexico, and Oregon Territory; penitentiary reports, including a detailed "Journal of Convicts " for Washington, D.C.; pensions; public buildings; etc. See Flake 9220 in A MORMON BIBLIOGRAPHY. Fales/Flake 154 in MORMONS AND MORMONISM IN U.S. GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS. Eborn p. 62 in COMPREHENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MORMON LITERATURE. Scallawagiana 5:38.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Very Good condition. 8vo. (ii), 750pp.
  • Bookseller: About Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 015849
  • Title: Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Thirty-Fifth Congress, Volume I [House of Representatives, 35th Congress, 2d session, Ex. Doc. No. 2]
  • Author: Buchanan, James
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Very Good condition
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: James B. Steedman, Printer
  • Place: Washington
  • Date published: 1858
  • Keywords: Utah War. Mormons. Brigham Young. Church of Latter-Day Saints. LDS.
  • Bookseller catalogs: Western Americana; Americana;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / General; HISTORY / United States / General;
  • Size: 8vo. (ii), 750pp


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