1837 Indian Treaties – Bound for Secretary of the Navy, Mahlon Dickerson
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Treaties between the United States of America and the Several Indian Tribes, from 1778 to 1837: With a Copious Table of Contents. Compiled and Printed by the Direction, and Under the Supervision, of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Washington, D. C. Published by Langtree and O’Sullivan. 1837. 8vo. 699pp.
Bound for Secretary of the Navy, Mahlon Dickerson.
Contains all official Indian Treaties made by the U. S. Government from the time of the Revolutionary War through Andrew Jackson’s term as President. Front and rear leather covers and spine embossed “Secretary of the Navy.” Gilt decoration to covers, all edges gilt.
This copy of Indian Treaties belonged to Mahlon Dickerson of Succasunna, Morris County, New Jersey. Dickerson was appointed Secretary of the Navy in 1834 by President Andrew Jackson. He was reappointed in 1837 by Martin Van Buren and continued to serve until June, 1838. Dickerson was the 7th Governor (1815-1817) of New Jersey and U. S. Senator (1817-1833). He was a leading entrepreneur in New Jersey’s iron industry. Book comes with Mahlon Dickerson’s clipped autograph tipped in.
Once in the collection of the N. J. Historical Society, this copy contains the society’s bookplate on the inside front cover. Title page with blind seal of the Society. Verso of title page stamped “DEACCESSIONED” over Society’s seal. Langtree & O’Sullivan’s small label affixed to inside of rear cover.
Condition: Chipping to spine extremities, some wear to boards, paper label with call number on spine, scattered foxing to pages, tight binding. A very good copy of this very scarce book in a fine binding, formerly belonging to Andrew Jackson’s Secretary of the Navy. Book measures approx.. 9” x 6” x 2”.