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Collection Reference Number GLC05598
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1840 
Title Bound collection of 45 Congressional speeches of various people
Date 1840-1841
Author Polk, James K. (James Knox) (1795-1849)  
Document Type Book; Government document
Content Description Bound volume of printed speeches from Congress signed on the front pastedown by James K. Polk. Most pamphlets have been printed at Washington by Blair and Rives. The book has some damage; one pamphlet even has a portion cut out (#19). Two are signed (# 20, 39). Speech topics include Sub-Treasury Bill; Treasury Note Bill, debt assumption; appropriations; attacks on the Van Buren administration; and a few on abolition petitions. All but one are printed at Washington.
Subjects Congress  Government and Civics  President  Politics  African American History  Slavery  Abolition  Finance  Petition  Reform Movement  
People Polk, James K. (James Knox) (1795-1849)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; The Presidency; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859