New York: John F. Trow, Printer, 1858. 31, [1 blank] pp. Printed title wrappers, text in double columns. Stitched, but first and last leaves loose. Good+.
A scarce illustration of the Kansas-Nebraska Act's rending of the Democratic Party. National Democrats, led by President Buchanan, supported Kansas's pro-slavery Lecompton Constitution, despite rigged balloting and obvious election fraud. Their contempt for Northern Democrat Stephen A. Douglas's Popular Sovereignty policy was emphatic.
This Meeting, supporting Douglas, was spurred by a "desire to save the National Democratic party from complicity in the frauds by which the Lecompton Constitution is sustained." It was led by George Bancroft, whose detailed Speech indicting his Party is a "protest against forcing the Lecompton Constitution upon the people of Kansas against their will." Senator Douglas's letter to the Meeting, supporting those sentiments, is printed. Appropriate Resolutions are adopted.
FIRST EDITION. Sabin 54455. Not in Eberstadt, Dary, Decker, Dumond, LCP. Item #23675