ADDRESS OF JOHN A. McCLERNAND, OF ILLINOIS, TO HIS CONSTITUENTS. TO THE VOTERS OF THE SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS:...

[Washington: Printed at the Congressional Globe Office, 1848]. 8pp. Caption title [as issued], loose, untrimmed. Light wear and dust, Good+.

McClernand was a contemporary of Lincoln's in Illinois. A Democratic Congressman, he was an ally of another Illinois politician, Stephen A. Douglas. As a Civil War general, a rank he gained largely through political maneuvering, he was considered incompetent and relieved of command in June 1863. Here McClernand addresses the voters of his congressional district after his renomination. He denounces his Whig rivals and describes their "madness of ill-gotten and temporary power," in which they depleted the treasury, enacted "an odious bankruptcy law," and sought to restore "a mammoth national bank." He is a proud supporter of the Mexican War, and endorses the presidential ticket of Cass and Butler.
OCLC locates only three copies: at the Library of Congress, the Chicago Historical Museum, and the Lincoln Presidential Library.
OCLC 13660731 [3]. Not in Sabin. Item #25300

Price: $250.00

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