[ADDRESSES, ESSAYS & LECTURES]. Group of six pamphlets on various subjects. All are first editions.
 HOWARD, Oliver Otis. Address by...Delivered at the Banquet of the 41st Anniversary of the Associated Veterans, Mexican War, September 14th, 1888 [caption title]. [N.p., 1888].  2-4 pp. 8vo (22.5 x 14 cm), folded sheet. Creased where formerly folded, slightly stained.
A call for the government to spend part of the budget surplus for the better support of the army and navy.
Howard (1830-1909), known as the “Christian General,” lost an arm in the Civil War, served on the Western frontier, and accepted the surrender of Chief Joseph of the Nez Percé.
 LORD, Thomas Newman. Cause, Character and Consequences of the War with Mexico. A Discourse Delivered on the Day of the Annual Fast, April 8, 1847. Portland: Printed by Thurston & Co, 1847. [1-3] 4-16 pp. 8vo (21.5 x 13.5 cm), disbound. Old library cloth on spine. Slightly soiled, various stray marks in text.
A firmly anti-slavery, anti-war sermon.
Lord (1807-1884) was a prominent Congregational minister.
 REED, William Bradford. Oration Delivered at Philadelphia by...February 22, 1849. Philadelphia: Crissy & Markley, Printers, No. 4 Minor Street, 1849. [1-3] 4-44 pp. 8vo (21.5 x 13.5 cm), disbound. Slightly stained.
Garrett & Goowin, p. 372.
A paean to Washington and Zachary Taylor.
Reed (1806-1876) was a man of many talents who once served at Joel Poinsett’s secretary in Mexico in the 1820s.
 SHACKFORD, Charles Chauncey. A Citizen’s Appeal in Regard to the War with Mexico. A Lecture, Delivered at Lyceum Hall, Lynn, January 14, 1848. Boston: Printed by Andrews & Prentiss, No. 11, Devonshire Street, 1848. [1-3] 4-40 pp. 8vo (23 x 14 cm), original grey printed wrappers. Spine wanting, wrappers reattached with tape. Moderately stained throughout.
Garrett & Goodwin, p. 372. Sabin 79677. Tutorow 4085.
Completely anti-war, with discussions of Texas and slavery. States that all politicians in favor of the war are deluded.
 TILDEN, William Phillips. All War Forbidden by Christianity. An Address to the Citizens of Dover, Delivered on Thanksgiving Evening, Nov. 25, 1847. Dover N.H.: M.D.L. Stevens, Printer, 1847. [1-3] 4-16 pp. 8vo (21.5 x 14 cm), disbound. Old stitch holes in left margin, creased where formerly folded. Otherwise, very good.
Pacifist, anti-war sermon.
Tilden (1811-1890) was a Unitarian minister.
 YOUNG, Bryan Rust. Address of...to the Citizens of the Fifth Congressional District in Kentucky, and in Reply to the Hon. C.A. Wickliffe [caption title]. [Washington, 1847].  2-8 pp. 8vo (25.5 x 14.5), disbound.
Critical of Polk’s administration, with considerable discussion of Texas and its role in causing the war.
Young (1800-1882) was a Kentucky politician who held several offices.