Veto [Pseudonym for Theodore Sedgwick]. Thoughts on the Proposed Annexation of Texas to the United States. New York: Printed by D. Fanshaw, 1844. First edition. 8vo. 55 pp. Stab sewn in floral decorated wrappers. Scattered light to moderate foxing internally with a few pencil marks in the margins, otherwise very good condition. Offered in a maroon cloth, four-fold chemise with titles stamped in gilt on a black label on the front board.

    References: Streeter 1533.

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    A lengthy treatise, containing a history of the state and its position in relation to the Union, other states, and Mexico, with particular emphasis on the issue of slavery. Sedgwick, a New York lawyer, originally published this work as a series of essays in New York's Evening Post.

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