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The life and writings of Major Jack Downing, of Downingville, away Down East in the state of Maine.

Author: Seba Smith; Lilly, Wait, Colman, & Holden,
Publisher: Boston: : Lilly, Wait, Colman, & Holden., 1835.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : Ninth editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Satires
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Humor
Named Person: Andrew Jackson
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seba Smith; Lilly, Wait, Colman, & Holden,
OCLC Number: 191248964
Notes: In a series of letters. "The interest of the letters lies partly in the simple and blunt ... manner, with which certain intricate questions, of much importance to the nation, are treated in them. ... Jack Downing pretends to belong to the party of the president, while the real author is a member of that party which thinks that the president has wantonly disenchanted the constitution ..."--Lieber, Francis. Letters to a gentleman in Germany. Philadelphia, 1834, p. 153.
"Seba Smith originated the pseudonym Major Jack Downing in his newspaper The Portland (Maine) courier in January, 1830."--BAL, v. 7, p. 576.
Spine title, on paper label: Jack Downing's letters. Genuine edition.
Copyright 1833 by Lilly, Wait, Colman, & Holden.
Page [1] blank.
Description: [7], x-xvi, [3], 20-288 p. : ill. ; 16 cm.
Other Titles: Jack Downing's letters.
Responsibility: Written by himself. ; [Four lines from Hudibras].

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