DescriptionMayo, Robert: POLITICAL SKETCHES OF EIGHT YEARS IN WASHINGTON; IN FOUR PARTS, WITH ANNOTATIONS TO EACH. ALSO A GENERAL APPENDIX; AN ALPHABETICAL INDEX; AND A SERIES OF CHARTS, GIVING A COMPARATIVE SYNOPSIS OF THE CONSTITUTIONS OF THE SEVERAL STATES, AND THE UNITED STATES. Baltimore: 1839. viii, [v]-x, -216pp, 2pp facs. [as issued]. Original dark cloth with paper spine label [light wear and rubbing, with slight chipping to extremities of spine label]. Light foxing. Very Good.
Mayo began as a Jacksonian, became disenchanted, and then expressed with a vengeance his dislike of the Democrats. "The entire volume is devoted to an exposure of the secret history of the Jackson regime, and deals with the Florida affair, the Texas filibustering scheme, the Wilkinson-Burr Conspiracy, and various other allied and equally unsavory transactions." Eberstadt.
This first part, 'Sketches of the Duplicity of the Jacksonian Diplomacy,' is all that was published, despite the title's reference to four parts. Mayo charges that Jackson conspired with Sam Houston "to dismember the Mexican dominions" by invading Texas.
FIRST EDITION. Howes M454. Wise & Cronin 364. 103 Eberstadt 277. Raines 148. Streeter, Texas 1351. Sabin 47188.
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