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Webster, Daniel
The Rhode Island Question, Mr. Webster's Argument in the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Martin Luther vs. Luther M. Borden and others, January 27th, 1848 - presentation copy
Washington DC: Gideon. First edition, presentation copy to W. E. Robinson from his friend Dan'l Webster. Wraps bound into recent half morocco gilt, with additional signature of Webster appended to front wrap, and with additional note from 1868 on Connecticut Courant letterhead from Robinson to a Mr. Sanborn asking him to send his semi-weekly columns to his Walden address rather than a former one. He also makes mention of Sanborn's latest article and how it will be interesting to a number of readers. This same copy, minus the additional material, was sold at Sotheby's in 1985 for a total of $522 including buyer's commission. The Rhode Island Question centered on Dorr's Rebellion of 1841-42, which was a populist rebellion to change antiquated electoral laws in Rhode Island that dated back to 1663 requiring voters to own land, which in addition to later laws requiring voters to be white and have at least $134 to their name, made for widespread disenfranchisement. Very Good.
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