Feb 25, 2010 - Sale 2204

Sale 2204 - Lot 64

Price Realized: $ 300
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--RECONSTRUCTION.) CHEEVER, GEORGE B[ARREL]. Protest Against the Robbery of the Colored Race by the Proposed Amendment to the Constitution. 44 pages. Small 8vo, original self-wrappers, rear cover discolored; small ink call number at the top of the title-page; early archival repair to the bottom right corner of the same. New York, 1866

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Cheever's "Protest" concerned the omission of suffrage from the proposed amendment to the Constitution. An ardent abolitionist, he felt that citizenship without suffrage was meaningless, pointing out the fact that over 200,000 Negro troops had in fact earned the right to vote.