First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Item #4706
Richmond: Wm. Ellis Jones, 1888. First Edition. Octavo (9.5" x 6"); 72pp. Printed paper wraps. Most pages still uncut. Covers chipped along fore-edge with front cover cleanly separated along the top 2/3 of the spine, still holding by about 3" near bottom. Page binding is sound and pages clean and unmarked.
Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart served in the Virginia General Assembly, the U.S. Congress, and as the third Secretary of the Interior under Millard Fillmore. After the Civil War he supported universal amnesty and objected to disenfranchisement clauses in negotiations for a new Virginia Constitution, first publishing his views in the Richmond Dispatch under the pseudonym “Senex,” then led the “Committee of Nine” in negotiating Virginia’s return to the Union. [Swen 5362].