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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.

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”
  • Delivered in the Senate of the United States, December 21, 1870
  • 16 pages, first leaf detached
  • Description: Speech by Radical Republican leader Senator Charles Sumner opposing a joint resolution to appoint commissioners for the proposed annexation

    Title: Annexation of San Domingo. Speech of Hon. Carl Schurz, of Missouri
  • Delivered in the Senate of the United States, January 11, 1871
  • 20 pages, small portion of terminal leaf at gutter torn away, but retained
  • Description: 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 Resolutions
  • Delivered in the Senate of the United States, March 27, 1871
  • 24 pages, contemporary ownership signature on title
  • Description: Sumner’s March 24 resolution that U.S. naval vessels should be withdrawn from the coast of Santo Domingo during the debate over its annexation, followed by detailed discussion of recent events, Spain’s claims, and international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 Iowa
  • Delivered in the Senate of the United States, March 29, 1871
  • 16 pages
  • Description: 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 Vermont
  • Delivered in the Senate of the United States, April 7, 1871
  • 24 pages, first page detached, one-inch closed tear on second page
  • Description: 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.

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  • Location: This item ships from New York.

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  • Condition

    Good to Very Good. All pamphlets disbound, two front leaves detached. Mild toning, chipping, early folds, and occasional small tears.

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    Collection of 5 U.S. Senate Pamphlets: Annexation, 1870

    Estimate $150 - $200Oct 2, 2016