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ALEXANDER JAMES DALLAS

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“NO OTHER AMERICAN PUBLIC MAN LEFT SO ENDURING A MARK ON LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE”

JEFFERSON, Thomas. Manual of Parliamentary Practice. Washington City, 1801.

Influential 1801 edition of Jefferson's Parliamentary Manual, containing "the foundations of some of the most important parts of the House's practice" (Malone, 456). the earliest extant edition, this is arguably the first edition, since the earlier listed by Sabin apparently never existed. This especially distinctive association copy with a presentation inscription by Alexander J. Dallas, President Madison's Secretary of the Treasury and Acting Secretary of War, inscribed entirely in Dallas' hand and signed by him, "Presented by A. J. Dallas to [unclear] Levy in 1815." $18,000.

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FEDERAL PROPERTY TAX AFFECTING SLAVE-HOLDING STATES, 1816

DALLAS, Alexander James. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury [re: slaves as property]. Washington, 1816.

First edition of Dallas’ statement of property values state-by-state, pursuant to the 1813 Act that ruled slaves as directly taxable property. $1350.

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