Address of His Excellency Edward Everett, to the Two Branches of the Legislature, on the Organization of the Government, for the Political Year Commencing January 2, 1839. Edward EVERETT.

Address of His Excellency Edward Everett, to the Two Branches of the Legislature, on the Organization of the Government, for the Political Year Commencing January 2, 1839

Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, 1839. 8vo. 24 pages. Stitched, unopened. Some light browning and foxing, pale dampstain at top of front wrapper affecting inscription (but still clear and legible). Item #408248

SUPERB PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED TO JOHN QUINCY ADAMS on the front wrapper: "President Adams with the best respects of Edward Everett." After his presidency, Adams was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts (1831-48). Everett had been one of Adams' strongest advocates in Congress, one of the so-called "Adams-men" that championed his northern voice against that of Andrew Jackson. This annual address to the Massachusetts Senate was made while Everett was Governor, a position he held from 1836-40. Abolition and temperance were two dominant issues late in his administration, and played a role in his defeat in the 1839 election later in the year. Both subjects were addressed in these remarks to the Senate.

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