Speech Presented by Hon. Josiah Quincy, Senior, before the Whig State Convention, Assembled at the Music Hall, Boston, Aug. 16, 1854, printed by John Wilson & Son, 22 School Street, Boston, 1854. Very good condition (please see condition notes below).
In this speech to the Whig convention, Josiah Quincy, Sr. primarily discussed the Fugitive Slave Act, condemning the removal of fugitive Slave Anthony Burns from Boston and the Kansas-Nebraska Act as a "Fraud." Quincy charged the Whigs with complicity.
Josiah Quincy III (February 4, 1772 – July 1, 1864) was an American educator and political figure.. His career included serving as a member of the Massachusetts State Senate (1804-1805), U.S. House of Representatives (1805–1813), Mayor of Boston (1823–1828), and President of Harvard University (1829–1845).
Stitched wraps. 9" x 6". 8 pages. Original tan paper outer wraps with printed title on the front cover present. Ex-library copy with "Department of Economics Brown University, Providence, R. I." stamped in blue ink top of the front wrap. Institutional numbers in pencil and an inscription regarding the fugitive Slave Act on the front cover. Inscribed on the title page by Josiah Quincy, Sr., "Miss Eliza Guild, from her friend Josiah Quincy." The front cover has a slight bend in the middle.