Title: Returns Relating to the Poorin Massachusetts...
Publisher: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Massachusetts
Publication Date: 1852
Good. Sewn Wraps. An interesting publication, providing extensive data on the Poor and Indigent for the year 1852 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with the data broken down into the various counties. Numerous fold outs. Amsa Walker (1799-1875) was a political economist. In 1849 he was chosen to the Massachusetts senate, where he introduced a plan for a sealed-ballot law, which was enacted in 1851, and carried a bill providing that Webster's Dictionary should be introduced into the common schools of Massachusetts. He was elected secretary of state in 1851, re-elected in 1852, and in 1853 was chosen a member of the convention for revising the state constitution, becoming the chairman of the committee on suffrage. He was appointed in 1853 one of the examiners in political economy in Harvard, and held that office until 1860, and in 1859 he began an annual course of lectures on that subject in Amherst, which he continued until 1869. Meanwhile, in 1859, he was again elected to the Massachusetts legislature, and in 1860 he was chosen a member of the electoral college of that state, casting his ballot for Abraham Lincoln. Covers show general wear and soiling. Pages show some wear at corners and edges, overall the interior is very well preserved. Interior is clean, crisp, tight & bright, unmarked. 20 pp. Approx. 6" x 10". Extremely Scarce. Almost 160 years old! Carefully shipped in secure parcel. Ask all questions; glad to respond. Bookseller Inventory # 501176
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