MESSAGES AND DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENCE 1862 printed WASHINGTON, GOVERNMENT printing office 1862 Message of the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES to the TWO HOUSES OF CONGRESS at the COMMENCEMENT OF THE THIRD SESSION of THE THIRTY -SEVENTH CONGRESS This book contains copies of all the letters to and from other Governments for the end of 1861-1862 including the opening of Japan to trade as well as the 21 page address Lincoln gave to Congress That included trade , population, revenue as well as the Civil war and slavery . This is the state of the Union address .The inside cover states , on the motion of Mr Clark from the committee on printing resolved that 20,000 copy's of the President's Message and the foreign correspondence , be published in one volume; that 10,000 copy's of the Presidents messages and reports of secretaries of the various proper departments, be published in a separate volume ; and that 5000 copy's of the messages and accompanying documents be published attest: EM. ETHERIDGE clerk Condition bumps at corners cloth needs to be stabilized at the spine but at the moment its is all in tact some fraying at the top and bottom. There is a hand written name in pencil on the inside cover... LINCOLN History of this book , it was bought with a collection of books from Senator James Roosevelt , son of president Franklin D Roosevelt At Bonhams product 2004 ,cop'y of listing Lot No: 7205 Assorted books from the library of James Roosevelt, approximately 83 volumes incl.: Thackeray, William Makepeace. [Works]. London: 1869. 3/4 maroon calf over marbled boards, t.e.g., with Roosevelt bookplate to each volume, 20 volumes. * Adams, John. Correspondence. Boston: 1809. Library cloth. * Catalogues and list of the prices realized of the President Franklin D. Roosevelt Collection. NY: Harmer, 1946. Inscribed to James Roosevelt from producer Bernard D. Harmer. Cloth.Include in this product is 1 copy of Irving's works date of print 1860 with a Roosevelt library label from same lot above, also 1 cop'y of Anna Roosevelt memorial address in the House of Representatives Gov printing 1962 as well as the President Roosevelt collection sale of the first major stamp collection ever sold. inscribed by D Harmer to James Roosevelt.I have searched world cat and the net and can find no copy's of this book in library or products this looks to be quite rare . It seems like most of this lot came down from the Roosevelt family and since his father was President is it possible that this copy was from the White House when the Roosevelt's lived there as it has passed through the family they were in the White House and there is the name Lincoln written in the inside cover, we have no idea who wrote the name there . This is a great lot for those into the civil war, stamp collecting Lincoln or all the history of that period .