TAUNTON, FEBRUARY 14, 1810. DEAR SIR, IT HAS BEEN A PRACTICE AMONG THE REPUBLICANS OF THIS COUNTY, FOR MANY YEARS PAST, TO ASSEMBLE TOGETHER, A SHORT TIME PREVIOUS TO OUR GREAT YEARLY ELECTIONS, TO CONSULT AND ADVISE WITH EACH OTHER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASCERTAINING THE WISHES OF THE PEOPLE IN THE SELECTION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE IMPORTANT OFFICES...

[Taunton, MA: 1810]. Printed broadside letter, 8" x 12.5". Old folds. Signed in ink by Jones Godfrey, Chairman of the County Committee. Addressed in ink to Brigadier Thomas Lincoln of Taunton. Wax seal remnant, short closed margin tear [no loss]. Very Good.

An ephemeral broadside letter, seeking to rally Republican troops against "the unrighteous conduct of the federal party," and to redress "the unprincipled opposition and flagitious insolence which the nation has experienced from abroad, and the government from a restless faction, at home." The Committee predicts "the complete triumph of Republicanism, in this State, at the approaching election," and the downfall of the Federalists, who have unscrupulously seized "upon the calamities of the times; artfully magnifying the privations of our citizens...Oh the wickedness and absurdity of party!" Item #26388

Price: $500.00