FREMONT- HIS SUPPORTERS AND THEIR RECORD. THE OPINIONS OF OUR GREAT STATESMEN UPON THE MISSOURI RESTRICTION. BY AN INDIANIAN.
[Indianapolis? 1856]. 16pp, disbound. Scattered foxing. Good+.
A Democratic presidential campaign pamphlet. It charges that during the brief time that Fremont, "the Black Republican candidate for the Presidency," was a U.S. Senator his votes-- opposing the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia-- showed him "to be a most ultra pro-slavery man." The hypocritical Republicans "use the language of patriotism and of love for the Union...whilst their votes, their acts, and their organization, lead only to a dissolution, and all the evils that must follow." The Know-Nothings are just as bad: they "have waged a cruel and relentless war upon foreigners and members of the Roman Catholic church. These classes have been proscribed..." Moreover, "Abolitionism and Know-nothingism were allies."
FIRST EDITION. LCP 3837. 112 Eberstadt 150(d). Not in Sabin, Decker, Miles. Item #18521