Washington, D.C. Dec. 4, 1827. Broadside, 19 x 24 inches. Minor edge wear, light scattered foxing. Some small perforations along fold, a few small holes, affecting lettering in sub-headline and text block. Overall good. Expertly matted, and protected with a mylar sheet. Item #WRCAM32785
A broadside printing of John Quincy Adams' message to Congress at the opening of the first session of the twentieth Congress. While the discord sown during Adams' controversial election in 1824 would divide the nation during his bid for re-election the following year, the present speech offers a calm and prosperous description of the country. Chief among his many topics is the progress of negotiations with Great Britain in regard to the settlement of the northwest boundary. Of particular note is Adams' praise for the postmaster general, John McLean, who was then actively working in support of Andrew Jackson's upcoming campaign against Adams. A good précis of the nation in peacetime. Scarce. Not on OCLC.