(War of 1812) President's Message to Congress-Delivered Nov. 5th, 1811.
2pp folded printed transcript of speech delivered by James Madison discussing deteriorating relations with Great Britain, essentially changing status from friendly to hostile, last blank page with manuscript dateline of New York on Nov. 6, 1811 (day after speech was delivered), addressed to Newport R.I., letter written by one slaver (William Vernon) to another (Samuel Vernon), light strike of red New York circular datestamp, manuscript "N Bedford Novr. 15 forwarded", indistinct manuscript rate, interesting contents including "Herewith is annexed the presidents message to Congress which has created so much interest in this country, it is I think very warlike in its contents"
, some minor splitting and wear, Very Fine, very unusual used so soon after the speech was delivered, this was likely printed in advance of the speech and distributed to the states
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