THE WHIG CHARGE OF INTOLERANCE AGAINST THE NEW HAMPSHIRE DEMOCRACY AND GEN. FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Boston: Beals, Greene & Co., 1852. Disbound, 24pp, printed in double columns. Light wear, Very Good.

The 1852 presidential campaign, pitting the Democrat Pierce against the Whig Scott, featured an unseemly competition for the votes of Irish Catholic immigrants. Whigs, who were at a disadvantage in this contest, charged Pierce with being an anti-Catholic bigot. "The object of the Scott politicians in making the charge of intolerance at this time, against General Pierce, is to obtain the Catholic vote. It is an appeal to a SECT IN RELIGION, to get its members to vote a certain way in POLITICS." This pamphlet rebuts the charge, demonstrating that Pierce supported extending equal rights to Catholics in New Hampshire via constitutional amendment.
FIRST EDITION. Not in Sabin, Miles, Eberstadt, Decker. OCLC lists a number of institutional copies. Item #26314

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