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[Taylor, Zachary]:

REASONS GOOD AND TRUE FOR SUPPORTING THE NOMINATION OF GENERAL ZACHARY TAYLOR.

1848 [Washington: Gideon. 1848]. 8pp, disbound, caption title [as issued]. 'Please Circulate' at head of the title. Several foremargins trimmed, but not affecting text. Very Good. Letters from the Massachusetts and Connecticut Whigs John Davis and Truman Smith, written in June and July 1848, supporting Taylor's presidential nomination on the Whig ticket. Pages 7-8 treat aspects of General Taylor's character, "by the Reverend Mr. Lamb, one of his chaplains," and others. The thrust of the pamphlet is to allay northern fears that the Louisianan Taylor would help to enact the pro-slavery Southern Rights agenda. In fact, during his brief tenure in office Taylor proved to be a champion of the Union in the tradition of Andrew Jackson, supporting the admission of California with its Constitution barring slavery. Scarce. FIRST EDITION. Not in Miles, Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker. OCLC locates 9 under two accession numbers.


Book Id: 22485

Price: $250.00

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