1814.096: The Peace Party Dissected.
Full Title: The Peace Party dissected, or, A sketch of party views & conduct in the production and prosecution of the present war. By a Virginia farmer. To which is added the speech of the Hon. Mr. Wright, of Maryland, in the House of Representatives of the U. States, on the Army bill.
Author: A Virginia Farmer.
Place Issued: Winchester
Issuing Press: Jonathan Foster
Description: 52 pgs.; 21 cm.
Evidently issued during congressional session of December 6, 1813 to April 18, 1814 (13th Congress, 2nd Session) wherein the Federalist members attempted to defeat all war-time measures on grounds that the war was both illegitimate and mismanaged, as well as a ploy to conquer Canada; the "Army bill" was one designed to extend the length of enlistments and so increase the size of the Army; the bill passed 97-32 on January 19th. Robert Wright (1765-1826) was a Republican member of the committee that drafted the bill; he spoke in favor of the bill on January 13th; later that year, he was elected as governor of Maryland. Only known copy is held in the library of the Virginia Historical Society.
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