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1860 "Freedom National --- Slavery Sectional. SPEECH of the Hon. S. H. Hammond, Governor's Message In Senate"

February 1860-Dated, "IN SENATE" Imprint titled, "Speech of the Hon. S.H. Hammond" (Samuel H.), as a Member of the New York State Senate (27th D.) in 1860 and 1861., published Albany (N.Y.) : Weed, Parsons & Co., 1860. Choice Very Fine.

Samuel Haight Hammond (1809 " 1878) was an American lawyer, author, newspaper editor and politician from New York. He entered politics as an Abolitionist, then joined successively the Democratic Party, the Whig Party, the Whigs' Silver Grey faction, the American Party and finally became a Republican. This Black History, Civil War Era original Imprint, "Speech of the Hon. S.H. Hammond, of the 27th Senate District, on the Governor's Message.", measuring 5.5" x 8.75", 14 pages, complete, prior owner's name "J Callanaugh" at upper right. A rarely encountered printing of this important, passionate speech by the New York Abolitionist Senator in the days just prior to the start of conflict in the American Civil War.
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