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Election of 1848:

CIRCULATE. ] [PUBLISHED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE NATIONAL AND JACKSON DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE.

[np: 1848] 16pp, caption title [as issued]. Tanned, several leaves trimmed closely at the fore-edge, with slight loss. Good. A rare 1848 campaign pamphlet, attacking Taylor and sketching the biography of Lewis Cass, a man "of the highest order of talent" who has filled "almost every grade of office, from the lowest to the highest and most responsible, in the service of his country. From the first start in life he has been a Democrat. He received the first office he ever held from that great apostle of Democracy, Thomas Jefferson, in 1807." Taylor, by contrast, is a "spectacle" as a candidate-- lacking any political opinions, and without even a political party to which he can claim loyalty. A General in the Mexican War, he nevertheless allowed himself to be the candidate of the Whigs, "who have sympathised with the public enemy, who have traitorously given him 'aid and comfort,' who have voted for the disgrace of their country in Congress, by alleging that the war was unconstitutionally commenced." FIRST EDITION. Not in Sabin, Miles, Eberstadt, Decker. Not located in NUC or on OCLC.


Book Id: 19495

Price: $175.00

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