ADDRESS DELIVERED BEFORE the Philanthropic and Dialectic Societies at Chapel-Hill, June 20, 1832 [cover title].

Raleigh, (NC): Printed by Joseph Gales & Son, 1832. First edition. 8vo. 16 pp. "With his recognized speaking ability, Gaston was invariably called upon to deliver commencement address by colleges and universities far and wide. One of his most outstanding orations he gave in June 1832 at the University of North Carolina, where he entreated his audience to uphold the Constitution and to preserve the Union. He condemned the institution of slavery and insisted upon its abolition, although at the time of his death [1844] he owned 200 slaves. He stated his anti-nullification position so emphatically that his address went through five printings, one of which carried a preface written by his friend Chief Justice John Marshall" (NCPedia online). Caption title: "Mr. Gaston's Address." Cf. Sabin 26752. American 12570. Thornton 4748. Owner's name at head of front wrapper, moderate foxing throughout, else very good. Original printed wrappers (very browned), stitched beneath the wrappers. (10321). Item #63813

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