Lot 62 of 457:
Rare John Brown's Raid Pamphlet 1860  

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Special Message of Governor Samuel J. Kirkwood, In Reply to a Resolution of Inquiry, Passed by the House of Representatives, March 2d, 1860, in Relation to the Requisition of the Gov. of Virginia, for One Barclay Coppic


Des Moines, Iowa

John Teesdale, State Printer



15 pp. (8vo) 8½x5½", original printed wrappers. First Edition.

Iowa Governor Samuel Kirkwood's refusal to extradite Barclay Coppic to Virginia to face prosecution for his alleged role in John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry on the grounds that Virginia Governor Letcher's request is defective. Scarce.

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wrappers clipped at rear, minuscule chips at wrappers fore-edge, a few creases and light soiling; light tide mark in upper margins, else very good.

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