by [CIVIL WAR]. South Carolina Convention, 1860Ð1862]
Charleston : Evans & Cogswell, Printers to the Convention, 1860. . 8vo, printed yellow wrappers, spine showing evidence of previous pamphlet binding. Institutionally common, but scarce in trade.HARWELL ("Cornerstones of Confederate Collecting"), No. 1; Parrish & Willingham 3749.Harwell's entry reads: "Following the Ordinance of Secession itself, which the Carolinians regarded as a latter-day Declaration of Independence, the Address is the most important and most interesting of the several documents of the Secession Convention. It was drawn up by Robert Barnwell Rhett, fire-eating publisher of the 'Mercury'. The Address cleverly compares the relation of the Southern States to the North to the relation of the American colonies to England, states that all confidence in the North has been lost, asserts the right of secession, and presents a defence of slavery. it is both a justification of the actions of the Convention and an invitation to the other Southern states to join in a new nation". (Inventory #: 1183)
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