Good +. Item #9230
Georgetown: Robert Alleson, 1815. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); removed; 8pp. Stock rather brittle, toned, and slightly foxed, shallow loss along top edge of each leaf not approaching text, contemporary ownership signature at head of title page with subsequent ink splatters, else Good or better.
Anonymously-penned critique of the Madison administration's attempts to raise troops via conscription during the War of 1812. The text consists of a selection of arguments made by Secretary of War Monroe and Secretary of the Navy William Jones, accompanied by the compiler's critical commentary printed in bold, rather angry-looking lettering. The text concludes with a list of members of Congress and how they voted.
[American Imprints 33766; Sabin 97901].