Baltimore: Wm. Ogden Niles, 1830. 72pp. Later stiff wrappers backed in cloth tape, paper label on cover. Bookplate on verso of front cover, scattered foxing. Good. Item #WRCAM29210
First edition of the author's first separate publication. Kennedy went on to write a number of notable novels in the 1830s and '40s. Churchill Caldom Cambreleng of North Carolina served as House administration leader under President Jackson. His report strongly advocated free trade, a position Kennedy felt was playing directly into the hands of British designs. Kennedy's refutation of Cambreleng's argument created a reputation for him as a staunch proponent of protectionism, and in 1838 Kennedy himself was elected to the House of Representatives. Interesting evidence of the development of American markets. SABIN 37418. KRESS 2543. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 2100. BAL V, pp.237-38.