TRACTS FOR THE PEOPLE. NO. I. THE BARGAIN AND SALE SLANDER EXPOSED.

Philadelphia: Daily News Office, [1856]. 12pp, disbound. Trimmed closely at the top, but not affecting text. Else Very Good.

A rare anti-Buchanan pamphlet for the 1856 presidential campaign, when he was the Democratic Party's nominee. It warns Whigs, seeking a candidate after the collapse of their Party, to keep away from Buchanan; it asserts that he was the source of the charge that Henry Clay supported John Quincy Adams for the Presidency in 1824 in exchange for Adams's appointment of Clay as Secretary of State. "It was Mr. Buchanan who originated the 'bargain and sale story' against Mr. Clay, and who, according to the written testimony found in Mr. Clay's possession after his death, was in the possession of knowledge, which, if made known, would have wholly exonerated Mr. Clay from the charge." In view of this "foul wrong done to Mr. Clay's personal and political character, how can any Whig, who reveres the memory of Mr. Clay, so dishonor himself as to aid in his elevation to the presidency?"
OCLC 78995019 [3- U KY, Huntington, AAS] [as of 12/11]. Not in in Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker, Miles. Item #23799

Price: $450.00

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