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As recorded in a bound volume of pamphlets, broadsides, proof sheets, and contemporary news clippings, many of the items annotated by William Curtis Noyes, one of the delegates. 53 separately printed items as described below, and 15 pages of newspaper clippings bound together. Noyes’ attractive bookplate. Full leather, hinges taped from inside. Red black leather spines and labels stamped in gold. $4,000.00 a. Wright, Crafts J. Official Journal of the Conference Convention, Held at Washington City, February, 1861. Washington, DC 1861. 93 pages. First edition. b. Wrights, Crafts J. As Some Complaint Has Been Communicated to the Secretary. Washington, DC 1861. Broadside, 7 1/2 X 7 inches, printed on blue paper, a response by Wright, as secretary to the conference, on questions of printing various publications. c. Proceedings of the Conference Convention in Washington City, on the Death of J.C. Wright, One of the Commissioners from the State of Ohio. Washington, DC 1861. 14 pages. First edition, each printed within a black border. d. Majority Report, of the Commissioners to the Peace Convention. New York, NY 1861. 32 pages. e. Minority Report, of the Commissioners to the Peace Convention. New York, NY 1861. 8 pages. f. Report made to the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island, at Their January Session, , 1861, By the Commissioners on the Part of the State. To the Convention of Commissioners from the Several States, Held, at the Request of Virginia, at Washington, on the Fourth Day of February, 1861. Providence, RI 1861. 9 pages. g. Reports of the Select Committee of Thirty-Three on the Disturbed Condition of the Country. Washington, DC 41861. 71 pages. Noyes’s ownership signature at the head of the title page. In the final months of 1860, the House committee worked on issues related to the expansion of slavery, hoping to avoid war. h. Bound ahead of these seven publications are 46 proof sheets, gatherings, or broadsides used by the delegates in their daily work, 36 of which bear Noyes’s ownership signature and date (20 to 26 February, 1861, as the conference wound down), 16 bearing his annotations, many extensive and substantive, including vote tallies on individual proposals. Among these items are resolutions of state legislatures appointing their representatives (Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, Tennessee, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, Indiana, and Illinois), a list of the delegates by state, “Rules of Order” for the conference, 30 proposals submitted by various delegates, and four separate printings, each a revision, of a “Report of Committee.” The 1861 Peace Conference was “called by the Virginia legislature in an attempt to satisfy the states of the far South on the slavery issue. Twenty-one states were represented, with the border states most active. The seven states which had already seceded did not sent delegates. Ex-president Tyler of Virginia, chosen president of the Convention, stated its purpose, “to bring back the cotton states and thereby restore the Constitution and the Union of the States.” The recommendations, submitted to Congress on 27 February 1861, constituted the last attempt at conciliation on the slavery question in the territories” (Dictionary of American History). Of course, they were rejected. Noyes (1805-1864), a prominent attorney whose bookplate appears on the front pastedown of this volume, was a delegate to the convention from New York who “labored to harmonize conflicting views between the sections” (DAB). The beginning point for the conference was the Crittenden Compromise, defeated in Congress in December, 1861, that had been presented by Kentucky Senator J. J. Crittenden, providing six articles proposed to the United States Constitution, each in some way codifying various aspects of slavery and its expansion into the territories. The proof sheets with Noyes’s annotations. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: AN EXPANDED VIEW OF THE 1861 PEACE ...
Año de publicación: 1861
Condición del libro: Very Good
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