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    Smith, Robert: ROBERT SMITH'S ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES. PRINTED AT THE CITY OF BALTIMORE. 1811. Baltimore: 1811. 41pp, disbound, light wear. Good+ or Very Good. __ Smith was Jefferson's Secretary of the Navy, then Madison's Secretary of State, a stepping-stone to the Presidency. But Smith accused Madison of excessive hostility to England; then Madison dumped him. "This address contains the diplomatic correspondence by Smith which was the subject of disagreement." Sabin. "Never again did this genial gentleman sun himself in the rays of Executive power, or recover the smallest share of influence... In the month of June, 1811, he published an Address to the People, charging President Madison with offences...So gravely did it compromise Madison that he caused Joel Barlow to write a semi-official reply..." II Adams, History of the U.S....564. FIRST EDITION. Howes S656. Jenkins Full Howes 2342. Sabin 83818.

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