SPEECH OF MR. A. H. STEPHENS, OF GEORGIA, ON THE LAND BILL. Delivered in the House of Representatives, U.S., July 7, 1846. Alexander Hamilton Stephens.
SPEECH OF MR. A. H. STEPHENS, OF GEORGIA, ON THE LAND BILL. Delivered in the House of Representatives, U.S., July 7, 1846.

SPEECH OF MR. A. H. STEPHENS, OF GEORGIA, ON THE LAND BILL. Delivered in the House of Representatives, U.S., July 7, 1846.

Washington: printed by J. & G.S. Gideon, 1846. Original Sewn Wrappers. Good binding. Item #4363

Octavo. 15, [1 (blank)] pp. As issued, stitched into original printed wrappers; some age-toning; previous owner name of “Hon. W. Wright” boldly inked on the rear cover--very likely, the copy belonging to Representative William Wright of New Jersey. Wright also served as Mayor of Newark (1840-1843) and U.S. Senator (1863-1866). Public lands, especially in the "western states" was an "on again, off again" question for legislators in the period 1828-1860. Here the question was whether to sell public land that had been on the market for a decade or more on a decreasing scale of value per acre.

Price: $95.00

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