[Philadelphia? 1856]. 16pp. Caption title, as issued. Pinned, untrimmed, lightly worn. Good+.
Bigler had just completed his term as Democratic Governor of Pennsylvania, and had begun his service as United States Senator. His July 4 oration doubles as a presidential campaign message. "Whatever others may do, as for me and my household, we shall vote for Buchanan and Breckinridge." He asserts the entitlement to the presidency of Buchanan, "a distinguished son of our own great State." The Kentuckian Breckinridge "is all that we could desire." On the other hand, Fremont, the candidate of the new Republican Party, represents "sectional or Black Republicanism." Bigler warns of "the dangerous tendencies of geographical parties." Ex-President Fillmore is the candidate of "national Know-nothingism," whose anti-Catholic bias Bigler opposes.
Senator Bigler rails against Republicans' "overdrawn pictures of what they term the national sin of African servitude," and cites their conduct on the Kansas Question to demonstrate their unfitness for office. Item #26427