Military Despotism to Supersede the Constitution : Speech of Hon. James B. Beck, of Kentucky, delivered in the House of Representatives, March 30, 1871. Washington, D.C., F. & J. Rives & Geo. A. Bailey, Reporters and Printers of the Debates of Congress. 1871. Paper pamphlet, 23 cm, 16 pp (small print). Good+: light smudge on cover and light pencil marks on front and back, edges crackling (fragile) and front coming detached at spine, several pages unopened.