Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1845. First Separate Edition. Tract issued four years following the death of the Scottish historian James Grahame (1790-1842), whose "History of the United States of America" met with resistance by members of the New England elite, chief among them American historian George Bancroft, for its frank portrayal of the importance of slavery in the history of the Northern states. SABIN 67217. Octavo (23.5cm.); publisher's tan wrappers printed wtihin triple rule; 51pp. Wrappers a bit dusty at extremities, light wear, else Very Good and sound. Inscribed at head of upper cover: "N.G. Snelling / with respects of Josiah Quincy." From the title page: "Originally prepared for the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society."