1839 Speech Of Mr. Prentiss, Of Mississippi, The Defalcations Of The Government
This is an original copy of the speech made by Representative Prentiss of Mississippi on embezzlement and corruption in the United States government in 1839 including General Andrew Jackson and Secretary Woodbury. This speech in on the widespread graft of government officials who were taking kickbacks and also 'shaving' money. In this speech Rep Prentiss says that if this corruption of the government continues then future Americans will say 'Here WAS a republic'. Apparently, this was widespread in the country at this time with President Van Buren talking about it in his 1839 State of Union Address. A interesting speech about graft and corruption in the American government.Offered with FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING. International buyers please use the shipping feature in your shopping cart and pay through PayPal if you would like next day shipping.