1854. 1st edition. Wraps. 1st edition. A Very Good copy. 8vo., 4pp. Printed in two columns. Single sheet, folded. Very Good +. Very Good +. Item #23387
Early Republican, and Congressman from Illinois, Richard Yates's remarks on an early attempt to pass the Homestead Act. This 1854 attempt would be blocked by Southern pro-slavery Democrats. Yates would go on to run for Illinois Governor as a Republican in 1860. He and Lincoln each supported the other during the 1860 election. Lincoln would sign the first Homestead Bill in 1862.