SPEECH OF HON. THOMAS H. BENTON, ON THE ANNEXATION OF TEXAS, TO HIS CONSTITUENTS, AT BOONVILLE; WITH AN ADDRESS TO THE CITIZENS OF THE NORTH, ON THE EFFECT OF ANNEXATION ON THE RELATIVE PROPORTION OF POLITICAL POWER IN THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN STATES, AND ITS INFLUENCE IN THE PERPETUATION OF SLAVERY [caption title].

[Np. ca. 1844]. 8pp. Dbd. Scattered foxing, faint vertical fold through center, trimmed close at bottom with loss of about two lines on first seven pages. Fair. Item #WRCAM29608

A recap of a speech delivered by the colorful and influential Senator from Missouri, Thomas Benton, against the annexation of Texas. The added address, by a "New Yorker," echoes the sentiment of Benton's speech, namely that the proposed Texas treaty was designed "not to get Texas into the Union, but to get the Southern States out of it." Rare. OCLC locates only one copy. OCLC 3816366.

Price: $250.00