TRACT FOR AMERICANS. FILLMORE'S POLITICAL HISTORY AND POSITION. GEORGE LAW AND CHAUNCY SHAFFER'S REASONS FOR REPUDIATING FILLMORE AND DONELSON, AND THE ACTION OF THE KNOW-NOTHING STATE CONVENTION AT SYRACUSE ON THE RESOLUTIONS CENSURING BROOKS'S ASSAULT ON SENATOR SUMNER, &C.

[New York: New York Tribune, 1856]. Caption title [as issued], 16pp. Disbound and light uniform tanning, Very Good.

After the Whig Party collapsed under the weight of the sectional crisis, keen competition existed among Democrats, Republicans, and Know-Nothings [Americans] for the support of its erstwhile members. This pamphlet urges anti-slavery Whigs to vote for the new Republican Party, which fielded its first presidential candidate this year. A close examination of Fillmore's record, particularly as Zachary Taylor's vice president, reveals that he was no friend of that Whig President. And, political expediency has caused him to trim his anti-slavery views; he is now a reliable ally of the South. Although the standard bibliographies have failed to include this pamphlet, it appears in OCLC under several accession numbers.
FIRST EDITION. Not in Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker, Miles. Item #18746

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