Freedom and the Union: Speech of William H. Seward, in the Senate of the United States, in Vindication of Freedom and the Union. In Senate, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 1860 [with] State of the Union. Speech of William H. Seward in the Senate of the United States, January 12, 1861 [with] Speech of William H. Seward, for the Immediate Admission of Kansas Into the Union; Delivered in the Senate of the United States, April 9, 1856
Albany / Washington, DC: Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers / Congressional Globe Office, 1856-1861. Very Good. Item #11845
Albany / Washington, DC: Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers / Congressional Globe Office, 1856-1861. Three pamphlets bound as one, removed from larger volume. Octavo. 12pp.; 16 pp.; 15 pp. Printed wraps.
Light edgewear to wraps with some fraying along spine. Binding otherwise holding soundly and pages legible throughout.
A series of speeches from Seward marking key moments in his political career: his aggressive lobbying for the admission of Kansas to the Union as a free state, his February 29, 1860 address designed to position himself as a moderate alternative for the Republican nomination for President, and his January 12, 1861 speech, given when he was Lincoln's presumed pick for Secretary of State, in which he attempted to lay a course to preserve the Union.