REMARKS OF THOMAS ALLEN, OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON. DELIVERED BEFORE THE NATIONAL CONVENTION OF DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICAN YOUNG MEN IN MONUMENT SQUARE, BALTIMORE, MAY 5, 1840, IN RESPONSE TO THE CALL UPON HIM AS ONE OF THE VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE CONVENTION TO ANSWER BRIEFLY FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, TOGETHER WITH AN APPENDIX ON EXECUTIVE POWER AND PATRONAGE.

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

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