Washington: Green & Jarvis, 1828. Volume I, No. 1 - No. 32, plus No. 35, plus 4-page index. March 1, 1828 - October 18, 1828, November 8, 1828. Lacking nos. 33-34, 36. Each issue 16 pages. Scattered foxing, some ink underlining and light wear. Inner corner of first issue with a tear and some loss. Good+, in contemporary half sheep and marbled boards.
Duff Green was a devoted Jacksonian whose Telegraph focused entirely on the election of Andrew Jackson and the defeat of President John Quincy Adams. It details the "dishonorable course of the administration party" of John Quincy Adams and dismisses its libelous charges against Andrew Jackson-- especially the executions of the six militia men and other unsavory aspects of Jackson's military career. The Telegraph fires some weapons of its own, particularly the "corrupt bargain" of Adams and Henry Clay, in which the latter allegedly threw the election of 1824 to the former. A lively contemporary chronicling of one of the country's most brutal campaigns. Item #26009