Pittsburgh: W.S. Haven, 1856. 8pp, disbound and lightly toned. Very Good. [offered with] Dake, C.M.: REPLY OF C.M. DAKE, M.D., OF GENESEO, TO DAKE, ON THE PRESENT POLITICAL ISSUES, AND IN FAVOR OF MILLARD FILLMORE, FOR PRESIDENT. Geneseo, N.Y.: J.T. Norton. , 6 pp. Disbound, caption title [as issued]. Lightly toned, bit of loosening, Very Good.
Internecine strife, brother against brother, afflicts the Dakes during the 1856 presidential campaign. Professor Dake urges Dr. Dake to abandon Millard Fillmore and vote instead for Fremont. Dr. Dake indignantly defends his choice and denounces Professor Dake's views. Professor Dake argues that, of all the candidates, Fremont is the most true to the consistent American policy, until the Kansas-Nebraska Act, of prohibiting slavery above the Missouri Compromise Line. That Compromise kept the peace between the sections, more or less, for over thirty years. On the other hand, Fillmore and his American Party are "committed to the interests of slavery" and have refused to oppose the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Dr. Dake, while condemning the Missouri Border Ruffians, says that Professor Dake's "Freedom Screechers" threaten the Union.
FIRST EDITIONS. OCLC 58663315 [Reply of C.M. Dake: 1 location, NY Sch. Interior Design]. Not in Sabin, Eberstadt, Dumond, Work, Blockson. Item #22523