"NORTH AMERICAN" DOCUMENTS. LETTERS FROM GEO. LAW, EPHRAIM MARSH, & CHAUNCEY SHAFFER.

[New York? 1856]. 16pp, stitched, caption title [as issued]. Small institutional rubberstamp, else Very Good. This campaign document shows the drift of northern Know-Nothings, formerly Whigs, to the new Republican Party. These conservative Union stalwarts cannot stomach the American Party candidate Fillmore's association "with the supporters of aggression and outrage in Kansas, and persisting in such votes, after it had been irrefragably proven that the elections in Kansas had been carried by armed bodies of men from Missouri." Moreover, despite wild charges, it has never been satisfactorily shown that Fremont is a Roman Catholic [a sure disqualifier in mid-19th century America]. FIRST EDITION. Not in Sabin or Eberstadt. Item #22519

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