PROCLAMATION BY ANDREW JACKSON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. [Printed Broadside, text begins:] "Whereas, a Convention assembled in the State of South Carolina, have passed an Ordinance... [declaring "unauthorized by the Constitution" and therefore null and void, the acts of Congress imposing duties and imposts on the importation of foreign commodities] ... Done at the City of Washington, this 10th day of December, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two ... Andrew Jackson. By the President: Edward Livingston, Secretary of State." Andrew Jackson.
PROCLAMATION BY ANDREW JACKSON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. [Printed Broadside, text begins:] "Whereas, a Convention assembled in the State of South Carolina, have passed an Ordinance... [declaring "unauthorized by the Constitution" and therefore null and void, the acts of Congress imposing duties and imposts on the importation of foreign commodities] ... Done at the City of Washington, this 10th day of December, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two ... Andrew Jackson. By the President: Edward Livingston, Secretary of State."
PROCLAMATION BY ANDREW JACKSON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. [Printed Broadside, text begins:] "Whereas, a Convention assembled in the State of South Carolina, have passed an Ordinance... [declaring "unauthorized by the Constitution" and therefore null and void, the acts of Congress imposing duties and imposts on the importation of foreign commodities] ... Done at the City of Washington, this 10th day of December, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two ... Andrew Jackson. By the President: Edward Livingston, Secretary of State."

Jackson's Proclamation on Nullification - on Silk

PROCLAMATION BY ANDREW JACKSON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. [Printed Broadside, text begins:] "Whereas, a Convention assembled in the State of South Carolina, have passed an Ordinance... [declaring "unauthorized by the Constitution" and therefore null and void, the acts of Congress imposing duties and imposts on the importation of foreign commodities] ... Done at the City of Washington, this 10th day of December, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two ... Andrew Jackson. By the President: Edward Livingston, Secretary of State."

[Imprint at bottom:] New York: G.F. Hopkins & Sons, Printers and Stationers, 44 Nassau Street, [1832].

Broadside printed on silk in four columns within ornamental border. 1 vols. Folio (29-1/4 x 16-1/4 inches; 80 x 50 cm.). Jackson's Proclamation on Nullification - on Silk. Some dampstaining. Framed and glazed. OCLC: 48877946; Not in American Imprints ( but cf. American Imprints 13105 [Washington, DC printing]; cf. Streeter Sale 1738 [idem]. Item #54819

One of the most important assertions of the supremacy of federal over state law in the early history of the nation, this is Jackson's famous proclamation in which he denounced nullification as treason and told the people of South Carolina in no uncertain terms that he proposed to enforce the laws of the United States. “… I consider then, the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed by one State, incompatible with the existence of the Union, contradicted expressly by the letter of the Constitution, unauthorized by its spirit, inconsistent with every principle on which it was founded, and destructive of the great object for which it was formed.”

Of all of the known broadside printings of this important Jackson proclamation, OCLC lists only one printed on silk (U. of NC) of the same approximate dimensions and format as ours — but without an imprint.

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