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Constitution Of The United States Of America, With The Amendments Thereto

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Constitution of the United States of America published in 1869, presented by Illinois Representative Jesse H. Moore to Illinois Governor Richard J. Oglesby.

Octavo, 280pp, 242pp. Black faux leather, title stamped in gilt on spine. Corners rubbed and worn. Spine rubbed, spine ends chipped. Top inch of front joint separating, but cover is secure. Light shelf wear to covers. Toning to endpapers, light toning to text pages, a few finger marks. Text block beginning to separate at title page, but binding sound.

Inscription in ink on front free endpaper: “Presented to R.J. Oglesby / Feb 25th 1870 / By Hon Jesse H. Moore.” Additional notation in pencil on front pastedown endpaper: “R.J. Oglesby / Received Feb 25th 1870.”

Jesse H. Moore (1817-1883) was a colonel with the 115th Illinois Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War and was awarded the rank of brevet brigadier general at the end of his service. Following the war, he served two terms as a U.S. Representative for Illinois.

Richard J. Oglesby (1824-1899) fought in both the Mexican War and Civil War, rising to the rank of major general. In 1864, Oglesby was encouraged to run for governor of Illinois by his longtime friend Abraham Lincoln. The following year, Governor Oglesby was present at the Petersen House when Lincoln died on April 15, 1865. Oglesby served three nonconsecutive terms as governor, and he also served one term as a U.S. Senator. The town of Oglesby, Illinois is named in his honor.

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Washington DC


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