First Edition. 48pp. 8vo, disbound; (light browning to text). [Washington, 1812].
An oration officially supported by the administration of James Madison. In the speech, Rush defended the War of 1812 with Great Britain. Richard Rush was the son of Benjamin Rush. In 1814, he became attorney-general and from 1817 to 1825, he was minister to Great Britain. S&S 26672.