Speech of Mr. Smith, of Conn., on the bill "to admit California into the union-- to establish territorial governments for Utah and New Mexico, making proposals to Texas for the establishment of the western and northern boundaries;" showing the responsibilities of the late administration on account of the acquisitions which were the result of our recent war with Mexico --the entire harmony of the elements on which the prosperity of the different sections of the Union depend --the impracticability of maintaining an equilibrium between the free states and slave stgates, and how useless such equilirium, if attainable, would be to the latter --the inconsiderable importance of the various slavery questions which, during the last few years [&c &c &c]. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, July 8, 1850
Washington DC: Gideon & Co., Printers, 1850. Single elephant-folio leaf printed and folded to make 32p., 9.5x6 inch self-wraps. Untrimmed edges are mildly edge-crumpled, expect slight external dust-soil and fox-blotching, old presentation in sepia nib dated 1864 across the title page; old transverse foldlines, now flat. A good to very good copy.