REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE, TOGETHER WITH THE JOURNAL OF THE COMMITTEE, AND THE TESTIMONY TAKEN BEFORE THEM, IN REGARD TO THE INTERFERENCE BY UNITED STATES TROOPS WITH THE GENERAL ELECTION HELD IN THE STATE ON THE FOURTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1862.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE, TOGETHER WITH THE JOURNAL OF THE COMMITTEE, AND THE TESTIMONY TAKEN BEFORE THEM, IN REGARD TO THE INTERFERENCE BY UNITED STATES TROOPS WITH THE GENERAL ELECTION HELD IN THE STATE ON THE FOURTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1862.

Dover, Delaware: Printed by James Kirk, 1863.

Original Sewn Wrappers. First Edition. A report on potential military interference in the Delaware general election of 1862, published just after the announcement of the Emancipation. The Democratic party elected officials of Delaware argued that the Union troops were favoring Republican militias and party activities, and also debated whether the governor had the Constitutional right to invite Union troops into the state in the first place. This work is an example of Democratic backlash against the War and the Emancipation of the slaves, which was made possible by the President’s wartime powers. Foxing throughout. Lacking the rear and spine of the original sewn paper wrappers. Light toning to the title page. Chipping to the final page of the index, effecting the final page of the index. The complete version has been photocopied and is laid in. Dampstaining to the top left corner of the front cover and preliminaries, as well as the leading edge of the final leaves. Front cover is chipped and spotted. (Sabin 69812.).

Fair binding.
Item #283108

Price: $250.00