FROM FORNEY'S PHILADELPHIA PRESS, FEBRUARY 9TH. GREAT MEETING AT PHILADELPHIA. THE DEMOCRACY AT NATIONAL HALL, FEB. 8, 1858. SIX THOUSAND FREEMEN IN COUNCIL! GREAT ENTHUSIASM! SPEECH OF HON. F.P. STANTON, AND LETTER OF GOVERNOR WALKER.

[Philadelphia: 1858]. 8pp, caption title [as issued]. Printed in double columns. Disbound, else Very Good.

A Northern Democratic attack on President Buchanan and the southern wing of the Democratic Party. The Democracy had fractured over Kansas's pro-slavery Lecompton Constitution, which had passed as the result of fraud, violence, and intimidation. Lecompton made a mockery of Democrats' purported devotion to Popular Sovereignty; Northern Democrats, allied with Stephen A. Douglas, broke with Buchanan when Buchanan supported Lecompton. The struggle cost Douglas his Chair of the Committee on Territories, made him a hero in the North, and paved the way for the Party's final disruption in 1860.
Sabin 90411. Not in Eberstadt, Decker, Dumond, Work, Blockson. Item #26831

Price: $175.00

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