[Baltimore]. May 9, 1851. 86,[1, errata] pp. Original printed wrappers bound into three-quarter blue morocco and cloth, gilt spine, raised bands, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Bookplate on rear pastedown, wrappers a bit soiled, titlepage reinforced along the gutter, contemporary ink ownership inscription to titlepage, light scattered foxing. Very good. In a custom blue cloth slipcase. Item #WRCAM48895
"Refutes Jefferson's accusations against Cresap" -Howes. Appendix prints letters and other documentary evidence meant to "restore [Captain Cresap] to his original meritorious manhood." Jefferson had painted Cresap as an Indian killing monster in NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. "...a vindication of Capt. Cresap against the charge of murdering the family of Logan, which leaves some odium on the name of Thomas Jefferson" -Sabin. HOWES M451. SABIN 47104. FIELD 1039.