Boston: T. B. Wait & Sons, 1815. First edition. Hardcover. The second published volume of Wait's 'State Papers' pertaining primarily to the Louisiana Purchase and the resulting complicated state of international relations in which the US found itself. Jefferson's Message to the Senate and House dated December 6, 1805 ("Relative to the hostile spirit of Spain" p6) relates the delicate state of affairs which existed between the US, France and Spain over the acquisition of the vast new territory.
Contains other documents pertaining to the foreign affairs of the Jefferson administration including: the British seizure of US ships & impressment of American sailors and James Monroe & William Pinckney's negotiations with Britain on naval hostilities, the Embargo Act, the possibility of war with Spain over land in Florida, and the war with Tripoli.
8vo, 511pp. In the original grey printed paper covered boards, cream paper spine. Original worn paper spine; uncut and unopened. Period owner signature, A. W. Browne at front end paper. OCLC: 23258014 cites 3 copies. Very good condition. Item #24244