Address of the Louisiana Native American Association to the Citizens of Louisiana and the Inhabitants of the United States. Signed in type at the end by 98 members of the association.

New Orleans, (LA): Printed by D. Felt & Co., 1839. First edition. 8vo. 20 pp. Organization formed to prevent the naturalization Irish immigrants, at the time under attack across the county based on anti-Catholic and nativist sentiment. Sabin 42185. American Imprints 56905. Thompson 1059. Jumonville 1068. Eberstadt 111, 335: "The purpose of the 'Native American' organizations of the period was the repeal of the naturalization laws that permitted 'hordes and hetacombs of beings in human form, the outcast and offal of society, the vagrant and the convict to be transported in myriads to our shores.' The tract cites facts pertinent to the situation, including the broadside circulated in New York City, which in part read: 'Irishmen to your post, or you will lose America. By perseverance you may become its rulers.'" OCLC: "On the subject of foreign naturalization in the United States." Some foxing, but a very good copy. Original plain drab wrappers, stitched. (#5469). Item #58963

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