James K. Polk as Governor of Tennessee autographed address: Message of the Governor of Tennessee to the 24th General Assembly of the State, 1841, printed by J. George Harris, Nashville, and inscribed in pen in upper margin of front page "with the respects of J.K. Polk". 20 page bound pamphlet containing the content of Gov. Polk's address, which touched on topics including state finances and recent appointments, the state of public arms and common schools, and the abolitionist movement. Considerable attention is given to the national banking system and its effect on Tennessee as an agricultural state. (Polk would go on to reform the national banking system in his single term as President of the United States, 1845-49). Booklet measures 9-1/2" x 6-1/2". Condition: Pages 14 and 15 are attached to each other at ends, as published. Pages 17-20 have come unbound. Significant discoloration and foxing (particularly to cover document), edge wear and small tears.
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