Terre Haute, Ind. 1860. 39pp, stitched, original printed wraps (spotted, blank rear wrap torn). Several old institutional stamps and old staples. About Good+.
Eulogizing American union and nationalism, on the last July 4 before secession and War. "Seizing upon some isolated expression of the founders of our Government, and perverting it totally from its original application," abolitionists "seeking to debase and tarnish the armorial bearings of the great race...advance the doctrine and urge the theory of absolute human equality." Against the evil of "seditious citizens," the "South, the South, the South shall henceforth be the watchword of American expansion." On to Mexico and Central America!
During the Civil War Voorhees was a Democratic Congressman from Indiana: "He was one of the most virulent of those Democrats whose criticisms were heard throughout the war period. To him abolitionism and secession were equally hateful; and he bewailed the breaches of the Constitution and the tyranny of the war government in terms of unmeasured opprobrium." DAB.
FIRST EDITION. Haynes 20410. 642 NUC 0236172 . Not in LCP. Item #10149