THE CONTRAST; OR, MILITARY CHIEFTAINS AND POLITICAL CHIEFTAINS.

Albany: Printed by D. M'Glashan, 1828. 26, [2 blank] pp, disbound. Light spotting, a few old ink corrections, minor chipping of fore-edge of outer leaves. Good+.

"This publication was first made, in numbers, through the medium of the Albany Argus." It rebuts the charge, made most particularly by Henry Clay, that Andrew Jackson's martial character disqualified him for the presidency. It denounces Clay for his support of John Quincy Adams for the presidency in 1824, and his refusal to heed the Kentucky Legislature's instructions that he vote for Jackson. Clay's charge, to which he "resorted to justify himself to the people which he represented, for betraying their interests," is "so monstrous, that the boldness of the man who makes it, is as astonishing as the overweening credulity that believes it."
AI 32243 [3]. Not in Wise & Cronin or Miles. Item #27042

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