USS Constitution Relic, Early US Government Publications, and The Union Poem, 4 items total. 1st item: Relic from the USS Constitution taken from the hull during reconstruction in 1927. A brass tag attached to the wood reads: "This Material Was Taken From The Original hull Of The U. S. Frigate Constitution Keel Laid 1794 Rebuilding 1927". 2" H x 4" W x 2" D. 2nd item: Propositions for Amending The Constitution of the United States; Submitted by Mr. Hillhouse to the Senate, April 12, 1808. Printed by Oliver Steele and Company, New Haven. 12mo pamphlet, 51 pages, original stitching intact. 9 3/8" H x 6" W x 1/8" D. 3rd item: Speech of the Honorable Daniel Webster at the National Republican Convention, in Worcester, October 12, 1832. Published by Stimpson and Clapp, Boston. 12mo pamphlet, 43 pages, no stitching present, traces of paste to spine. 8 1/2" H x 5 1/4" W x 1/8" D. 4th item: Handwritten original composition on stationary reading "The Union", attributed to Catherine Keppele, wife of William Morris Meredith (1799-1873) United States Secretary of the Treasury, during President Zachary Taylor's Administration, dated July 4, 1849. 10 pages, no stitching present. The poem described the events leading up to the American revolution. Attribution according to a later pencil inscription to the last page. 9 1/4" H x 7 1/4" W x 1/16" D. Provenance: The Estate of Celia (Cece) Webb, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall very good condition. 2nd-4th items: Overall good condition with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstining, etc. to be expected from age.
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