1803 Mississippi Question:Report of a Senate Debate, Signed by Dewitt Clinton
1803 Mississippi Question:Report of a Senate Debate, Signed by Dewitt Clinton
1803 Mississippi Question:Report of a Senate Debate, Signed by Dewitt Clinton
1803 Mississippi Question:Report of a Senate Debate, Signed by Dewitt Clinton
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1803 Mississippi Question

Report of a Debate in the
Senate of the United States

With Signature Of Dewitt Clinton

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The debate occurred on the
23d, 24th & 25th February 1803, on
certain resolutions concerning the violation
of the right of deposit in the island of New Orleans

Title Page shows signature of DeWitt
Clinton, then Senator and later Governor of New York and Presidential Nominee

By William Duane

DeWitt Clinton was an American politician and naturalist who served as a

United States Senator, Mayor of New York City and sixth Governor of New York.

In this last capacity, he was largely responsible for the construction of the Erie Canal.

Clinton was a major candidate for the American presidency in the election of 1812,

challenging incumbent James Madison. He won election by the New York State

Legislature to the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of John Armstrong Jr.,

and served from February 9, 1802 to November 4, 1803 during the period of this

documented debate.

 

 

Printed by W. Duane, Philadelphia, 1803,198pp. Modern quarter calf and cloth, spine gilt.

The debates were prompted when the Spanish Intendent at New Orleans suspended

the American right to deposit goods at New Orleans

in October 1802. The right had been guaranteed by Pinckney's Treaty,

also commonly known as the Treaty of San Lorenzo or the Treaty of Madrid,

was signed in San Lorenzo de El Escorial on October 27, 1795 and

established intentions of friendship between the United States and Spain.

It also defined the border between the United States and Spanish Florida,

and guaranteed the United States navigation rights on the Mississippi River.

With this agreement, the first phase of the ongoing border dispute between

the two nations in this region, commonly called the West Florida Controvers',

came to a close.

Inside front cover is a book plate of Charles A. Clinton, probable Charles Alexander Clinton,

son of Dewitt.

 

 

5 1/2 inch X 8 ½ inch cover

 

 

CONDITION

Pre-Owned

Very Good condition

Untrimmed

Stain from book plate

Light foxing and toning

Faint dampstaining in margin of last few leaves

Clean otherwise

No other damages noted

 (see pictures)