SPEECH OF...AT CONCERT HALL, PHILADELPHIA, SEPTEMBER 24, 1863.
[Philadelphia: 1863]. 29pp, original printed self-wrappers. Stitched, old institutional bookplate at blank base of title page. Very Good.
Maryland's prominent Unionist Congressman migrated during the 1850's from the Whig Party to the Know-Nothings, to the Constitutional Union Party of Bell and Everett, and finally to the Republicans. DAB says, "In his district he was both hated and loved beyond all other public men and his campaigns for re-election were violent and bloody...He was the guiding spirit of the Bell and Everett Party in Maryland" during the 1860 election. Davis came to Pennsylvania to campaign for the re-election of Republican Governor Curtin, and against George Woodward, the Democratic candidate. "The election that is now pending in Pennsylvania and that which is pending in the State of Maryland, will go very far...to determine the Presidential contest of next year. In my judgment, the election of a Democratic President, or if he prefer the term, a conservative President, will be the end of the war, and with the end of the war, the end of the Union of these States." He supports Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Republican Party.
FIRST EDITION. Bartlett 1235. LCP 2944. Not in Monaghan, Eberstadt, Decker. Item #17665