Andrew Jackson Censured for Closing the U.S. Bank
"[Bound Set of Pamphlets Related to Andrew Jackson]",
Subject: Documents - Andrew Jackson
Period: 1828-36 (published)
Color: Black & White
6 x 9.3 inches
15.2 x 23.6 cm
A large set of pamphlets from 1828 to 1836 bound together in handsome full leather. Most relate to Andrew Jackson and his successful, but controversial, effort to close the Bank of the United States. Jackson believed the Bank catered to the elite Eastern business and manufacturing interests to the detriment of smaller businesses and farmers, particularly in the West. His removal of the federal funds from the Bank resulted in censure from the Senate for exceeding his authority as President. Since the Constitution made no mention of “censure,” Jackson termed the action unconstitutional. Moreover, he saw it as a huge personal insult and aggressively opposed it until it was expunged later by a more friendly Senate. The following are highlights among the pamphlets:
A History of the Life and Public Services of Major General Andrew Jackson Impartially Compiled from the Most Authentic Sources, 1828. A 32-page anti-Jackson pamphlet.
Annual Message of the President of the United States to the Senate and House of Representatives, at the Opening of the Second Session of the Twenty-third Congress, 1834. 16 pages. Jackson declares that through the Bank’s independence and attempts to control the government it “has become the scourge of the people.”
Protest of the President of the United States, Against the Recent Unconstitutional Proceedings of the Senate of the United States, 1834. 15 pages.
Protest of the President, Against the Usurpations of the Senate. In Senate – Thursday, April 17, 1834. 19 pages.
Speech of Mr. Benton, of Missouri, on his Motion to EXPUNGE From the Journal the sentence against PRESIDENT JACKSON for Violating the Laws and Constitution, 1836. 32 pages.
Remarks of the Hon. John C. Calhoun…on the Subject of the Removal of the Deposites from the Bank of the U. States, 1834. 16 pages.
Speech of Mr. Benton, of Missouri, on the Motion of Mr. Webster For Leave to Bring in a Bill for Prolonging the Charter of the Bank of the United States, 1834. 24 pages.
Speech of Mr. Wright, of New York, Relative to the Removal of Deposites from the Bank of the U. States., 1834. 8 pages.
The Speeches of General Erastus Root, on the Resolution of Mr Clayton, of Georgia, Proposing a Committee of Visitation to the Bank of the U.S. Delivered on the 7th, 8 and 14th days of March, 1832. In the House of Representatives. 24 pages.
Address of the Republican Members of Congress from the State of New-York, to their Constituents, 1834. 16 pages. The New York delegation was supportive of Jackson and critical of Webster, Clay and Calhoun for censuring Jackson.
Removal of Public Deposites. March 4, 1834. H.R. Doc. 312, 23rd Congress, 1st Session. 141 pages.
United States Bank. May 24, 1834. Mr. Thomas, from the Committee appointed to investigate the affairs of the Bank of the United States, made the following REPORT. 93 pages.
The sammelband also contains an interesting report unrelated to Jackson:
American Water-Rotted Hemp, &C.&C. Reports of the Navy Department in Relation to Experiments of American Water-Rotted Hemp, When Made into Canvass, Cables and Cordage, 1838. 35 pages. The Navy concluded that American hemp was of equivalent quality to imported hemp.
Contents are tight with light scattered foxing and occasional light toning. A former owner's bookplate is on the front pastedown (William Fitch). Light wear to covers and spine.