[Washington: J. Heart, Printer, 1844]. 16pp, disbound, caption title [as issued]. Scattered foxing, Good+.
The 1844 presidential election pitted the Whig Henry Clay against the Democrat James K. Polk. It revived old resentments from twenty years earlier when, in the four-way presidential contest decided in the House of Representatives, supporters of Andrew Jackson charged that John Q. Adams decided "to buy the Presidency, by offering the office of Secretary of State to Mr. Clay."
Clay threw his votes to Adams, and Adams so appointed him. The Democrat Boyd, an old antagonist of Clay, speaking on April 30 1844, presents detailed evidence of this "corrupt bargain." Boyd served in Congress during the 1840's and 1850's, and was Speaker of the House from 1851-1855.
AI 44-929 . OCLC 26488439 [3- Harvard, Duke, U VA], Huntington] as of January 2021. Not in Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker, Miles, Coleman. Item #24406