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AUCTION 24

“Conduct unworthy of commissioner of the United States”

<p><em>Report of Secretary of the Interior…April 12, 1852</em></p>


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[BOUNDARY LINE]. UNITED STATES. SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR (Graham). Report of Secretary of the Interior, Communicating in Compliance with a Resolution of the Senate, a Copy of the Charges Preferred against the Present Commissioner Appointed to Run and Mark the Boundary Line between the United States and Mexico. April 12, 1852. [Washington, 1852]. [1] 2-63 [1, blank] pp. 8vo (22.7 x 14.5 cm), modern gray paper wrappers. Interior lightly browned, pp. 61/62 torn (no loss). Overall very good.

First edition (32nd Congress, 2nd Session, Senate Document 60).

Herein Colonel J. McClellan prefers a host of angry charges against Commissioner Bartlett, including converting property for private use, mismanaging funds, “conduct unworthy of commissioner of the United States,” etc. The remainder of the document is taken up with various testimonies, including Bartlett’s rebuttal.

With: UNITED STATES. SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR (Stuart). Report of Secretary of the Interior, Made in Compliance with a Resolution of the Senate...June 23, 1852. [Washington, 1852]. [1]-2 pp. 8vo (21.5 x 14 cm), single leaf.

First edition (32nd Congress, 1st Session, Senate Document 89)

In this report, Stuart reports that after investigating McClellan’s charges, he has dropped the matter since they did “not demand a more formal examination” (p. [1]).

Two examples of the continuous troubles with which Bartlett found himself faced. These charges are not as well known as Gray’s.

($200.00-$400.00)

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