LETTER OF GEORGE W. HOPKINS, OF RUSSELL, TO COL. JAMES H. PIPER, OF WYTHE. CITY OF WASHINGTON, MARCH 16, 1840.

[Washington: 1840]. Caption title [as issued]. 32pp, a pristine text, untrimmed, generously margined, partly uncut. Disbound, else Fine.

One of two different Washington printings, the Letter explains why Hopkins, a Virginia Democratic Congressman, continues to support Martin Van Buren against Harrison, the Whig presidential candidate. Though Hopkins had vigorously opposed Van Buren's banking policies, most particularly his Independent Treasury, he now modestly confesses error. Harrison, he argues, is a Federalist of the old school with views "favorable to the federal administration of the elder Adams." Harrison's views on a variety of important subjects-- slavery, the relation of the federal to the state governments-- are "confused, inconsistent and unsatisfactory", motivated by unseemly ambition for the presidency.
AI 40-3257 [5]. Not in Haynes, Swem. Item #24233

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