THE PRESIDENT'S PROCLAMATION, RELATING TO THE SOUTH-CAROLINA ORDINANCE. [caption title]. Andrew Jackson.

THE PRESIDENT'S PROCLAMATION, RELATING TO THE SOUTH-CAROLINA ORDINANCE. [caption title]

Tuscaloosa [AL]: Wiley, McGuire and Henry, Prs. [December 10, 1832]. Broadside on silk. 60 x 49 cm. Text in seven columns, enclosed in a decorative border. Old staining to margins, and partly into text, but all legible. Damage and some loss to upper margin of broadside, extending at one point into the decorative margin and a few of the letters in the title word "President," fringe along lower edge darkened, fringe along upper edge perished. Corners of the broadside tipped onto a backing board.
Jackson's famous proclamation of December 10, 1832, responding to an ordinance passed by the state of South Carolina exempting itself from acts passed by the United States Congress in 1828 and 1832 relating to "the imposing of duties and imposts on the importation of foreign commodities..." and threatening to withdraw from the Union. Also known as the 'Nullification Proclamation,' Jackson denounced nullification as treason and insisted that the several states did not have a right to unilaterally reject, void or prohibit the enforcement of an act of Congress, and appealing to "the understanding and patriotism of the people, warn them of the consequences that must inevitably result from an observance of the dictates of the [South Carolina] Convention." Item #63943

Nineteenth century southern broadsides on silk are scarce. No listings for this imprint on OCLC, not in Threads of History (although there are versions printed in Boston and Philadelphia). Wiley, McGuire & Henry were printers and publishers of the Alabama State Intelligencer newspaper in Tuscaloosa in the early 1830s.
Not on OCLC. Not in American Imprints or Hummel. Not in the Check List of Alabama imprints, 1807-1840.
cf. SABIN 35352 (which makes no mention of places of publication): "A few copies were printed on satin, with ornamental border." cf. STREETER III, 1738, for a variant with 8 columns, likely published in Washington, DC.

Price: $7,500.00

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