WRITINGS OF HUGH SWINTON LEGARE, Late Attorney General and Acting Secretary of State of the United States; Consisting of a Diary of Brussels, and Journal of the Rhine; Extracts from his Private and Diplomatic Correspondence; Orations and Speeches; and Contributions to the New-York and Southern Reviews. Prefaced by a memoir of his life (Turnbull: "The biographical notice signed "E.W.J." was written by Edward W. Johnson). Embellished with a portrait. Edited by his sister [Mary Swinton Legare Bullen].

Charleston, SC: Burges & James, 1846-1845. First edition. 8vo. 2 volumes: lxxii, 558; 598 pp. Frontispiece portrait to volume one. Sabin 39855. Turnbull III, pp. 2 and 18. Legare (1797-1843), a native of Charleston, graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1814, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1822, serving in the state's legislature, and as S.C. Attorney General, 1830-1832, opposing nullification. He served as Attorney General in the Tyler administration and briefly as Secretary of State until his sudden death in 1843. With the defect noted, a very good copy. Somewhat later quarter-leather (joints rubbed, front joint on volume one cracked) and cloth, gilt spine titles and rules. (10461). Item #64021

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