Washington: Madisonian Office, 1840. 13, [3 blanks] pp. Stitched and disbound, binding holes in gutter margin [not touching text]. Light wear, Good+.
A Democratic convention "condemns the administration of Martin Van Buren," the leader of the Democratic Party, for its "loco-foco federalism," and its misuse of "all the power and patronage of a strong government." An Appendix demonstrates the egregious bloating of federal expenditures. Thomas Allen was the printer of the Madisonian, a Democratic paper opposed to Van Buren's Independent Treasury and the radical, Loco-Foco wing of the Democratic Party. In later years he moved to Missouri, became a Congressman, and President of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway. In 1852 he took the first steam locomotive to cross the Mississippi River. See, Elliott, Notes Taken in Sixty Years 128-129 [St. Louis: 1883].
9 NUC 0186567-2 [1- NIC]. Not located in American Imprints, Sabin, Wise & Cronin, or on OCLC or other standard online resources. Item #24191