SPEECHES OF HON. SAM HOUSTON, OF TEXAS, ON THE PACIFIC RAILROAD BILL: AND IN REPLY TO HON. A. IVERSON, OF GEORGIA. DELIVERED IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, JANUARY 12 & 13, 1859 ... [caption title]. [Washington, D. C.]: Printed by Lemuel Towers, 1859. 24.5 x 15.7 cm, pp. 2-16, single sheet, folded, untrimmed. First edition. Speeches delivered in the United States Senate during its consideration of the Pacific Railroad bill. Alfred Iverson (1798-1873), a Senator from Georgia, took an advanced position on "Southern rights" and on January 6, 1859, while debating the Pacific Railroad bill, took the occasion to prophesy early secession and dissolution of the Union, a stance that injured him politically in Georgia where his views were considered premature. Beginning in March 1846, soldier and statesman Samuel Houston (1793-1863) served for almost fourteen years as a senator from the recently admitted state of Texas. Houston was not for "Northern rights" or "Southern rights," but for "rights in common to the whole Union," and he was in favor of a railroad to the Pacific by a Southern route. Some tanning to paper, a very good copy. Rare. (#164921).
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