[Np. 1854]. p. Original printed wrappers. Lightly soiled, contemporary ownership signature on front wrapper. Vertical crease. Very good. Item #WRCAM31156
A facetious piece of political ephemera, this little pamphlet prints the supposed speech in the House of Representatives of Ebenezer McMurry, in reply to another member from New York. Although eight full pages, with printed wrappers, seven are blank, while one contains the full text of the speech: "Mr. Speaker, By Guy, let us have the vote. I am ready!" And then: "(N.B.-This was near grog time, although he never drinks anything stronger than ---)." Doubtless issued in a small number, for the amusement of a select few. EBERSTADT 136:27.