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1818 Military & War Book Signed by James Burrill, Jr.

1818-Dated, First Edition, Hardcover Military & War Book Signed by James Burrill, Jr., United States Senator in 1818, Washington City: E. DeKrafft, Choice Very Fine.

This rare book is fully titled, "REGISTER OF ALL OFFICERS AND AGENTS, CIVIL, MILITARY AND NAVAL, IN THE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES, ON THE THIRTIETH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1817; WITH THE NAMES, FORCE AND CONDITION OF ALL SHIPS AND VESSELS BELONGING TO THE UNITED STATES, AND WHEN AND WHERE BUILT." This historic book lists salaries for the entire government, such as President James Monroe, $25,000 per year! Includes; Indian Agents, rare for this time period, as well as vessel names and their Captains.

Bound in newer library black buckram boards in near mint shape. Title is on the spine with library numbers, newer endpapers. First original endpaper (and small inscription on title) Signed by James Burrill, Jr, United States Senator in 1818. Title with Library stamp, bookplates on front pastedown. Pages lightly browned, overall in great shape, unmarked besides aforementioned. A very rare, historic and valuable Federal governmental and military reference. Provenance: James Burrill, Jr. (1772-1820) Senate Years of Service: 1817-1820.




Additional Information:

BURRILL, James, Jr., (great-grandfather of Theodore Francis Green), a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Providence, R.I., April 25, 1772; graduated from Rhode Island College (now Brown University) at Providence in 1788; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1791 and commenced practice in Providence; attorney general of Rhode Island 1797-1814; member, State house of representatives 1813-1816 and served as speaker 1814-1816; chief justice of the State supreme court in 1816.

Elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1817, until his death in Washington, D.C., December 25, 1820; chairman, Committee on Judiciary (Fifteenth Congress); funeral services were held in the Chamber of the United States Senate; interment in Congressional Cemetery.
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