Collection of five U.S. Senate pamphlets relating to President Ulysses Grant’s proposed annexation of the Dominican Republic, then known as Santo Domingo. Published by F. & J. Rives & Geo. A. Bailey, Washington D.C., 1870-1871.Delivered in the Senate of the United States, December 21, 187016 pages, first leaf detachedDescription: Speech by Radical Republican leader Senator Charles Sumner opposing a joint resolution to appoint commissioners for the proposed annexation
Individual pamphlets are as follows:
Title: Naboth’s Vineyard, Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts, on the Proposed Annexation of “the Island of San Domingo”
Title: Annexation of San Domingo. Speech of Hon. Carl Schurz, of MissouriDelivered in the Senate of the United States, January 11, 187120 pages, small portion of terminal leaf at gutter torn away, but retainedDescription: Speech by Senator and former Union Army General Carl Schurz opposing the joint resolution to appoint commissioners, largely on the grounds that productive labor had historically proved impossible in tropical climates without slavery
Title: Violations of International Law and Usurpations of War Powers. Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner ... On His St. Domingo ResolutionsDelivered in the Senate of the United States, March 27, 187124 pages, contemporary ownership signature on titleDescription: Sumner’s March 24 resolution that U.S. naval vessels should be withdrawn from the coast of Santo Domingo during the debate over its annexation, followed by detailed discussion of recent events, Spain’s claims, and international legal issues
Title: The President and San Domingo. Speech of Hon. James Harlan, of IowaDelivered in the Senate of the United States, March 29, 187116 pagesDescription: Speech by Senator James Harlan, whom Charles Sumner observed taking notes during Sumner’s former speech, in favor of Grant’s proposal. Containing several heated exchanges between Harlan, Sumner, and Schurz
Title: Annexation of Santo Domingo. Speech of Hon. Justin S. Morrill, of VermontDelivered in the Senate of the United States, April 7, 187124 pages, first page detached, one-inch closed tear on second pageDescription: Speech by Senator Justin S. Morrill, better known for the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act, opposing the annexation. Arguments include economic concerns and fear of tropical disease.
This lot starts at $1 and has no reserve as a courtesy so that collectors can determine the true market value on this authentic item.
Shipping:Domestic: Flat-rate of $5.00 to anywhere within the Continental U.S.International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.Location: This item ships from New York.
Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic. Please contact us if there is a misrepresentation so that the item can be returned.
Your purchase is protected:
In the rare event that your purchase from this auction does not meet your expectations, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. If the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, U.S. buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.