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Republican Party:

PHILADELPHIA NATIONAL CONVENTION. CIRCULAR OF THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE PITTSBURGH CONVENTION, APPOINTED FEBRUARY 22, 1856.

Buell & Blanchard, [Washington: 1856] Caption title [as issued], disbound with loosening. 6, [1 blank], [1] pp. Printed in double columns. Clean text, Good+. This document was issued in March 1856, in preparation for the Party's first presidential nominating Convention at Philadelphia in June. The National Committee seeks to unite "all these classes who are hostile to the introduction of slavery into free territory." The slave interest has denied the "laboring class" of lands "which were set apart to make freeholders and enrich the working men of both sections who own no slaves, who should emigrate to them, cultivate and improve them with their own toil." The Republican Party stands for the dignity of free labor, and the restriction of slavery to the States where it already exists. The Committee warns of the spreading evil of Kansas-style ballot fraud, depriving Free-Staters of their majority; and the gerrymandering and manipulation which have given a minority of slave-owners the reins of government in many Southern States. 489 NUC 0185028 [6]. OCLC 889836 [14]. Sabin 63113 [6pp, and lacking the final leaf containing the imprint]. Not in Blockson, Dumond, Weinstein, Work. LCP 8796 [ref.].


Book Id: 19047

Price: $375.00

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