THE LIFE OF HARMAN BLENNERHASSETT. COMPRISING AN AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE OF THE BURR EXPEDITION: AND CONTAINING MANY ADDITIONAL FACTS NOT HERETOFORE PUBLISHED

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THE LIFE OF HARMAN BLENNERHASSETT. COMPRISING AN AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE OF THE BURR EXPEDITION: AND CONTAINING MANY ADDITIONAL FACTS NOT HERETOFORE PUBLISHED
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Chillicothe, OH: Ely, Allen & Looker, . First Edition Original gilt-decorated cloth; duodecimo (4-3/4" x 7-1/2"), 239 pages. Illustrated with a frontispiece view of Blennerhassett's mansion. Howes S-12; New Howes S-13 "b". The first attempt by this early expert to unravel the Burr-Wilkinson Conspiracy. General James Wilkinson, the Commanding General of the United States Army and the first Governor of Upper Louisiana Territory, was also a spy for Spain and was used as a double agent by President Thomas Jefferson. The conspiracy between Wilkinson and Aaron Burr, hatched in 1805, was to lead a private, armed expedition of more than a thousand men into Mexico and establish a new government there, with themselves at the head of it. Also much information on Ohio, West Virginia, etc. Rebacked with original endpapers and backstrip which was replaced upside down. Very Good, clean copy (Item ID: 004494)


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