The War: A Slave Union or a Free? Speech of Hon. Martin F. Conway, Delivered in the House of Representatives, December 12, 1861. Martin Conway, ranklin.

The War: A Slave Union or a Free? Speech of Hon. Martin F. Conway, Delivered in the House of Representatives, December 12, 1861

New York: E. D. Barker, 1862. Wrappers. [79]-102 pages, plus 2 page ad. Very good. Covers are untrimmed at bottom edge and have some consequent folds, chips, and short tears. There is a bit of minor soil along fore edge of front cover and first leaf.

Scarce speech from the first year of the American Civil War. Mr. Conway is quite critical of slaveholders both North and South who sought to preserve the Union. His concern was that any effort to preserve the Union with slavery intact would resolve nothing.

Conway was born in Harford County, Maryland. He moved to the Kansas Territory in 1854, initially as a correspondent for the Baltimore Sun. He became the first U.S. congressman from Kansas when he was elected under the Wyandotte Constitution and Kansas entered the Union in January, 1861.

This speech is #28 in the pamphlet serial titled "The Pulpit and the Rostrum," which consisted of sermons, orations, and popular lectures of the day, published at 10 cents each.


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