[Augusta, Maine? 1864]. Broadside, 6" x 12.5". Near Fine.
This rare broadside prints "an extract of a letter from Lieut. Gen. Grant" dated August 26 1864, published here by supporters of Maine's Republican gubernatorial candidate Samuel Cony. Cony, previously State Treasurer and Mayor of Augusta, had been a War Democrat, supporting the Union and opposing Copperheads. Grant says, "The end is not far distant if we will only be true to ourselves. Their only hope now is a divided North."
Cony's supporters cite Union victories at Mobile, Atlanta, and elsewhere. "Is there any reason to despair of the Republic? Will you aid the enemy by voting for Judge Howard? Vote for Gov. Cony, who belongs to a party which is not depressed by the news of Union Victories!"
Not in Bartlett, LCP, Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker, Nevins, or on OCLC [as of April 2016]. Not located in NUC. Item #22504