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[Young, Richard M.]:

TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF ILLINOIS.

[np: 1842-1843] Caption title [as issued], untrimmed, uncut. 14, [2 blanks] pp. Light soil, Very Good. A rare pamphlet, not found in the standard references, expressing Democratic Senator Young's bitterness at his Party's support in 1842 of Sidney Breese, who succeeded him in the U.S. Senate. Young claimed his enemies had distorted his record. "The Senator, it was charged, was leaning toward President Tyler, thereby casting suspicion on his Democratic orthodoxy." Johannsen, Stephen A. Douglas 112-113. Several rivals, including Douglas, sought Young's seat. The contest "produced serious tensions within the Democratic party." Id. Here Young reviews the unfair treatment, with documentation from luminaries like Thomas H. Benton and John C. Calhoun, who back up his claims. FIRST EDITION. Not in NUC, AI, Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker, Soliday, Graff. Not located on OCLC [as of October 2014].


Book Id: 13013

Price: $450.00

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