THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, by John Marshall - 1832 [Vol 2] *Provenance*
The Life of George Washington
by John Marshall
Revised Second Edition. Published by: James Crissy. Philadelphia, PA. 1832.
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.
- Covers exhibit moderate signs of commensurate age and wear.
- Full-leather binding with gilt tooled edges and a spine featuring gilt tooling, four raised bands and inked blocks.
- Boards are moderately rubbed and stained with light punctures to a small area of the front and portions.
- Corners are pushed and rubbed.
- Spine is moderately rubbed and raw in areas with a .75" tear along the uppermost area of the rear hinge. Please see photos.
- Binding is firm overall though the stitching along the front matter is slightly loosened and exposed. Please see photos.
- Marbled endpapers are gently age-toned.
- Fly leaf bears writing in pencil.
- Indication of notable provenance appears on the flyleaf and final vact page. Please see photos and notes for further information.
- Interior is age-toned with moderate foxing and mild creases
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Marble edges are darkened and stained.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
Volume II of John Marshall's official biography of George Washington, carefully prepared as a revised second edition under the supervision of George Washington's nephew and literary executor Bushrod Jackson.
Provenance: The initials appear to be that of A.H. Zoller, a tinsmith from Albany, New York who served under the Union Army's 44th N.Y. Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War.
On the 1st day of August last Albany county was deficient, on the last call for 2025 men. This large deficiency, after the hard work of the winter and spring, to fill the previous call, was appalling. But there were resolute men among us who believed it practicable to meet this deficiency, fill the quota and avoid the draft. To do so, however, would involve a very heavy outlay, and it was a question whether public sentiment or the Board of Supervisors would sanction it. But this question was very soon settled. The Supervisors did, promptly, what the District Committee asked them to do, and provision was made for the payment of a bounty of $900, and such inducements to outsiders as rendered it an object for them to work.
The result was soon developed. Volunteers came in with a rush—at the rate of fifty and a hundred a day; and last night the last batch was sent off to the rendezvous at Hart's Island.
Thus Albany county is again out of the draft—thanks to the Supervisors, the District Committee, the Banks and such of our citizens as contributed to the Patriotic Fund.
But to the Committee, in conjunction with the County Treasurer, is chiefly due the credit of this handsome result. They have labored indefatigably, and none of them with greater zeal or efficiency than Wm. S. Shepard, Esq., who was added to the Committee during the necessary absence of the writer of this paragraph and who has given his whole time, night and day, to the work. He will have his reward in the assurance that he has done his duty, and that his zeal is appreciated by his fellow citizens.
We shall take an early occasion to write up a full history of the work done, the amount of money raised, the contributions to the Patriotic Fund, and other facts connected with this really great achievement. It will be a record alike honorable to individuals and to the county.
ALBANY, FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 1864.
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