Philadelphia: 1832. 66pp. Plain brown front wrapper [spotted, light wear], lacks rear wrap, stitched. Tanned, scattered foxing. Bottom inside corner of last three leaves torn with loss of one letter from one page. Good.
This attack, also printed in Washington during this year, on the constitutional legitimacy of Jackson's veto of the recharter bill issued from the home of the Bank of the United States. Calling the veto "an anomaly in a free government," the anonymous author-- perhaps Nicholas Biddle or an ally-- says it is "at variance with the fundamental principle, the power of the people to make their laws, and the superior might and influence of the legislative body." The "frequency and boldness of its exercise" by Jackson confirms that he is a reckless and impetuous man whose policies are not merely erroneous, but render the Republic at risk. The anonymous author examines in detail the constitutional and policy foundations of the Bank.
Wise & Cronin 442a. American Imprints records only the Washington imprint. Item #20785