ORATION, IN HONOR OF THE ELECTION OF PRESIDENT JEFFERSON, AND THE PEACEABLE ACQUISITION OF LOUISIANA, DELIVERED AT THE NATIONAL FESTIVAL, IN HARTFORD, ON THE 11th OF MAY, 1804.

[New Haven?]: Printed for the General Committee of Republicans, From Sidney's Press, 1804. 24pp. Gathered signatures, stitched. Early ink signature on titlepage. Occasional small stains. Very good. Untrimmed. Item #WRCAM27029B

An influential address on the acquisition of Louisiana, highly partisan in outlook: "To federalists, this territory, for which they would have shed blood, now seems a barren waste, where no verdure quickens; but to us it appears fruitful, abounding in broad rivers and streams, producing whatever is necessary to our commerce with foreign nations." Shaw & Shoemaker distinguish two printings of this pamphlet, the other originating from [Hartford]. It is just possible that they are one and the same printing. HOWES B472, "aa." SHAW & SHOEMAKER 5881. SABIN 5596. EBERSTADT 135:496.

Price: $500.00

Commemorating the Louisiana Purchase