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Description: JAMES BUCHANAN
(1791 - 1868) Fifteenth President of the United States whose hands-off attitude toward states' rights directly contributed to the start of the Civil War. Partial A.D. (unsigned), 1p. oblong 8vo., [n.p., n.d.], in full: "...The only proclamation for obstructing the execution of process under the Act of 31 April 1790 is a fine not exceeding $300 [penned in another hand]and imprisonment not exceeding twelve months". On Apr. 30, 1790, two acts were approved: one against treason and another regulating the military establishment of the country. Penned on light blue lined sheet, overall very good condition.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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