Expose of Facts, Concerning Recent Transactions, Relating to the Corps

Expose of Facts, Concerning Recent Transactions, Relating to the Corps

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(WEST POINT). An Expose of Facts, Concerning Recent Transactions, Relating to the Corps of Cadets of the United States Military Academy, at West-Point, New-York. Newburgh, NY: Printed by Uriah C. Lewis, 1819. 1st ed. vii,68pp. [bound with] RAGLAND, Thomas. Defence before a General Court-Martial, Held at West-Point, in the State of New-York, in the Month of May, Eighteen Hundred and Nineteen. [second title]: Memorial to Congress. Newburgh, NY: Printed by Uriah C. Lewis, 1819. 1st ed. 29;9 pp. Orig. unprinted wrappers, sewn as issued. Very old waterstain to rear wrapper and final few leaves, light scattered foxing, else near fine. Rare in the trade. Shaw and Shoemaker 47932, 49231, 48677 (this last should not be listed separately as The Memorial is conjugate with the Defence. Inscribed on the front wrappers, "Honb. W[illiam A.] Palmer Senator U.S. Washington City" Palmer was senator from Vermont and later governor. An appeal, printed for friends, by five cadets accused of leading a revolt at the academy. Rebelling against their drill master's use of physical force, including throwing stones at them, the five were imprisoned for twelve months, court-martialed, and reinstated. They resigned and petitioned Secretary of War Calhoun, President Monroe, and Congress.

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