Speech of Josiah Quincy, in the House of Representatives of the United States, on the 5th January, 1813 On the Bill in Addition to the Act Entitled "an Act to Raise an Additional Military Force," and for Other Purposes
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Alexandria [Va.]: S. Snowden & J.D. Simms, 1813. 36 p.; 22 cm. Stitched. The author, Josiah Quincy (1772-1864), was a U.S. congressman from 1805 to 1813; he also served as mayor of Boston from 1823 to 1828 and as president of Harvard University from 1829 to 1845. In this speech he opposed a bill that would have added 20,000 men to the existing American military of 35,000 during the War of 1812. He declared: "Whoever believes this bill, to be a means of peace, or any thing else, than an instrument of vigorous and long-protracted war is grievously deceived." Early Am. Imprints, 29614; Sabin 67250. In Very Good+ Condition: first and last leaves slightly soiled and edges very slightly chipped; otherwise clean and tight. Very Good +.