A LETTER DEFENDING the MARINE CORPS against its MANY ENEMIES in the NAVY,
in the Daily National Intelligencer,
Washington, D.C., Vol XXVI,
Tuesday, April 24, 1838.
In very good condition, with virtually no browning, chipping, or tears, except for a long tear on each page where paper was originally folded in half. This tear is as clean as if it had been done with a razor blade and all text along the tear is still 100% legible. Paper is complete in four pages (two sheets), 18x21. On page two is a full-column letter to the editors entitled simply "Marine Corps", a very well-informed letter arguing the necessity for an increase in ships' guards, greater authority for Marine officers, and the problem of animosity toward the Marines on the part of numerous naval officers.
The letter is full of the details of shipboard life,
and the writer's argument is a telling one. Elsewhere in the paper
are an advertisment selling 35,000 acres of cotton lands in Arkansas,
passage by schooner to Key West, Beckwith's Antidyspeptic Pills, cash
paid for young Negroes, an advertisement for Catlin's Indian Gallery,
a nearly full-page editorial critical of the nation's drift toward war
with Mexico, numerous advertisements for ship timber, slaves wanted,
the return of runaway slaves, cement, lime, books, stationary, tobacco,
horses, and numerous notices of voyages by ship and railroad.