TO THE DEMOCRATS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY.

[Providence? 1843?]. Broadside, 8 1/2" x 11 3/4". Light spotting, trimmed a bit unevenly, Very Good.

This rare broadside is an attack on the Dorrites and their 1843 candidate for Governor, General Thomas Carpenter, who is unprincipled and "all things to all men." Seeking to skirt the Algerine Law, which classified Dorrites as traitors, Carpenter and his colleagues "are willing to say or do any and promise any thing in order to get themselves into office."
The broadside quotes inconsistent "resolutions passed at some of the late Dorrite meetings"; and warns, "Do you wish to see the People's Constitution forced upon you? Do you wish to see the State flooded, and your elections controlled by, Irishmen and Foreigners, which it certainly will be if that party prevails and adopts that Constitution."
OCLC 26599826 [2- Brown, NYHS] [as of August 2016]. Item #26546

Price: $750.00

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