Address Delivered Before the Graduating Class of the United States Military Academy. West Point, June 17th, 1853. By Hon. Kenneth Rayner, of North Carolina.
Place Published: New York:
Publisher: Published by Order of the Graduating Class,
Date Published: 1853.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paper Wraps
Book Id: 15720
The fiery orator from North Carolina exhorts the young graduate cadets of West Point to "...nerve your amrs and embolden your hearts for a conflict with the trials of a soldier's life..."; a prophetic statement as the crisis of the Civil War loomed short years away, in which 30 pages; side-sewn; approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" size; previous owner presentation inscription on cover; a bit of foxing to first and last few leaves, top front corner chipped away, no loss to text; in good condition and an interesting period speech by Kenneth Rayner (1808-1884) politician and planter, known as a figure of independence and some controversy in the South. (ANB)