THE EXPERIMENT AND OFFICE HOLDER'S JOURNAL NO. 15. PERISH CREDIT- PERISH COMMERCE- HURRA FOR JACKSON! VOL. I. BY TAR, FEATHERS, & CO. EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS. BOSTON, THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1834. Andrew Jackson.

THE EXPERIMENT AND OFFICE HOLDER'S JOURNAL NO. 15. PERISH CREDIT- PERISH COMMERCE- HURRA FOR JACKSON! VOL. I. BY TAR, FEATHERS, & CO. EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS. BOSTON, THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1834.

[Boston: 1834]. Caption title [as issued]. Folio. [4] pp. Inner margins a bit rough, printed in three columns per page, Good+.

The Union List of Serials notes that the numbering of this scarce, short-lived periodical is "irregular." This issue is a satiric attack on Andrew Jackson and his policies. A long poem memorializes the Peggy Eaton scandal, in which the wives of Jackson's Cabinet members, led by Mrs. Calhoun, refused to associate with Mrs. Eaton because she was purportedly a woman of low character.
Several stories satirize Jackson himself, describing his "imperial coronation." Another story has a cast of characters who include Nero Leveller, "A digger away of Banks"; Incendiary, "A Perish credit, perish commerce Tory"; Sycophant, "A fellow who encourages Leveller to dig lustily"; and Handcartman, "A remover of the debris left by Leveller." In case the reader has any doubt about the identity of these characters, the author tells us that they are, respectively, Jackson, Beardsley, 'Kindle' [i.e., Kendall], and 'Tawney' [i.e., Taney]. An engaging piece of political humor.
Not in Lomazow, Mott, American Imprints, Sabin, Wise & Cronin, Eberstadt, Decker. 2 ULS 1509 and several OCLC accession numbers [just a few copies as of December 2019]. Item #23728

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