[Boston: 1848]. 31, pp. Original printed self-wrappers, stitched, outer leaves loose. Light wear, Very Good.
This pamphlet reflects the alarm of anti-slavery Whigs at the possibility of Taylor's nomination. A Louisiana slaveholder and political cipher, he would surely oppose the Wilmot Proviso barring slavery from the conquered Mexican Cession. Taylor will say only that he is "a Whig, but not an ultra Whig." This pamphlet cuts to the chase by arguing that he is "a buyer of men and women," reproducing a slave indenture showing Taylor as purchaser. In fact, Taylor surprised everyone during his short stay in office by his vigorous anti-slavery, pro-Union stance.
FIRST EDITION. LCP 4063. Not in Sabin, Miles, Eberstadt, Haferkorn, Tutorow, Decker, Soliday, Dumond, Work. Item #13126