CIRCULATE. ] [PUBLISHED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE NATIONAL AND JACKSON DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE.| GENERAL TAYLOR'S TWO FACES. 'LOOK UPON THIS PICTURE AND THEN UPON THIS'.
[Washington: 1848]. 8pp, printed in double columns, caption title [as issued]. Disbound, else Very Good.
A scarce 1848 campaign pamphlet, attacking Whig presidential candidate Zachary Taylor, who "has no political principles, and is perfectly ignorant upon political matters." On the burning issue of the Wilmot Proviso-- whether slavery ought to exist in the territories acquired from Mexico-- Taylor is a hypocrite: "At the North, he is represented to be in favor of the Wilmot Proviso." But "at the South his advocates contend that he is opposed...because he is a southern man and a slaveholder, and therefore identified with southern interests."
A Louisiana slaveholder, Taylor surprised everyone after his election when he supported immediate statehood for California with its anti-slavery Constitution.
Wise & Cronin 44 [Taylor]. Not in Sabin, Miles, Eberstadt, Decker, LCP. Item #20489