An Abstract of the Public Documents, Exhibiting the Measures Recommended by the Administration, and the Proceedings in Relation to Them in Congress, Tending to Subject the People of the United States to a Military Conscription, to Fill the Ranks of the Regular Army; and a Naval Impressment, to Supply Seamen for the Public Armed Vessels of the United States. War of 1812, Anonymous.

An Abstract of the Public Documents, Exhibiting the Measures Recommended by the Administration, and the Proceedings in Relation to Them in Congress, Tending to Subject the People of the United States to a Military Conscription, to Fill the Ranks of the Regular Army; and a Naval Impressment, to Supply Seamen for the Public Armed Vessels of the United States

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].

Price: $125.00