First edition pamphlet by William Henry Harrison defending his actions as United States Minister Plenipotentiary to Gran Colombia.
Octavo, 69pp. Pamphlet, bound with string. Occasional small chips and closed tears along edges. Lower quarter of title page missing. Light foxing, minimal impact on legibility of text. Includes a single leaf printing of Committee of Foreign Affairs member William S. Archer’s report in response to Harrison’s Colombia Remarks, dated April 23, 1830, Rep. No. 378. (Sabin 30572) (Streeter 3:1740) A scarce example.
During William Henry Harrison’s brief term as Minister Plenipotentiary to Gran Columbia, he was ardently opposed to their leader, Simon Bolivar. Harrison claimed the country to be on the verge of anarchy and urged Bolivar to “adhere to the tenets of republicanism.” He was removed from his position in March of 1829 by President Andrew Jackson, who wished to appoint his own minister. Harrison published this pamphlet to defend his actions while serving abroad.
Full title: Remarks Of General Harrison, Late Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary Of The United States To the Republic of Colombia, On Certain Charges Made Against Him By That Government