Some Account of the Life and Services of William Blount. Gen. Marcus J. Wright.

Some Account of the Life and Services of William Blount

An Officer of the Revolutionary Army, Member of the Continental Congress, and of the Convention which Framed the Constitution of the United States, Also Governor of the Territory South of the Ohio River, and Senator in Congress U. S. 1783-1797. Together with a Full Account of His Impeachment and Trial in Congress and His Expulsion from the U.S. Senate. Washington DC: E. J. Gray, Publisher. 1884.

First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. vii, 142 pages. Frontispiece portrait of Blount. Paper covered boards with printed title on the front cover. Black cloth spine. Ex-library copy from Earlham College with numbers on the black cloth spine, labels on the front cover, verso of the front cover and on the copyright page, and a card pocket on the rear paste down. A black withdrawn stamp on the front paste down. Text is trimmed and in good condition. From wikipedia: An aggressive land speculator, Blount gradually acquired millions of acres in Tennessee and the trans-Appalachian west. His risky land investments left him in debt, and in the 1790s, he conspired with Great Britain to seize the Spanish-controlled Louisiana in hopes of boosting western land prices. When the conspiracy was uncovered in 1797, he was expelled from the Senate and became the first federal official to face impeachment.[4] Blount nevertheless remained popular in Tennessee and served in the state senate during the last years of his life.[3]

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