PROCLAMATION / BY ANDREW JACKSON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. / PROMULGATED DECEMBER 10, 1832.; [caption title, followed by five columns of dense text]. Signed in type at the end "Andrew Jackson / By the President; / Edw. Livingston, / Secretary of State."

New-York: Printed and published by Marsh & Harrison, 1832. Printed broadside on paper, 25 x 17 1/4 inches, bold title and all text enclosed within an ornamental border. A rare printing of Andrew Jackson's famous nullification proclamation, commencing "Whereas, a Convention assembled in the state of South Carolina, have passed an ordinance by which they declare, 'That the several acts and parts of acts of the Congress of the United States, purporting to be laws for the imposing of duties and imposts on the importation of Foreign Commodities … are unauthorized by the Constitution of the United States, and violate the true meaning and intent thereof, and are null and void, and no law' … I, Andrew Jackson … have thought proper to issue this my proclamation, stating my views of the Constitution and laws applicable to the measures adopted by the Convention of South Carolina." Jackson declared South Carolina's attempt to abrogate the United States Congress's tariff provisions to be "contrary to the laws of their country, subversive of its Constitution, and having for its object the destruction of the Union." Although he passed a more flexible tariff bill than the ones South Carolina had objected to, he likewise raised the threat of military action should the state persist in its nullification policies. Other printings as a broadside appeared in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Hartford, Boston, New York (printed by E. Conrad), New York (printed by G.F. Hopkins), Poughkeepsie, and New Orleans. Sabin 35352 (giving no publication information): "The famous Proclamation of Nullification, December 10, 1833 [sic]. A few copies were printed on satin, with ornamental border." Streeter sale 1738 (a Washington, D.C., printing): "This is Jackson's famous proclamation in which he denounced nullification as treason and told the people of South Carolina in no uncertain terms that he proposed to enforce the laws of the United States." This printing apparently not recorded on OCLC (which does locate a 4-column printing by this publisher, on satin, at the New Jersey Historical Society). Scattered foxing, but a very good copy. Folded. (#7556). Item #59009

Sabin 35352: "The famous Proclamation of Nullification, December 10, 1833. A few copies were printed on satin, with ornamental border." (our copy is on paper) Streeter 1738 (Washington, DC printing) : "This is Jackson's famous proclamation in which he denounced nullification as treason and told the people of South Carolina in no uncertain terms that he proposed to enforce the laws of the United States." No listings found on OCLC (though there is another 1832 copy from the same printer, 80 x 50 cm., printed on satin in four columns, at the NJ Historical Society Library.).

Price: $1,750.00

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