[Washington: Buell & Blanchard, 1856]. 15,  pp. Disbound, else Very Good. Caption title [as issued].
The Meeting supported the new Republican Party, opposing slavery in the National Territories. Writing from his home in Silver Spring, Maryland, the venerable member of President Jackson's Kitchen Cabinet denounces his Democratic Party, which has "betrayed" its Jacksonian roots, and "the sinister designs of the nullifiers of the South. They are more formidable now than ever. They have an Administration installed at Washington to aid their plots." Blair discusses the Jacksonian Democrats' split with Calhoun and the southern Slave Power during the Nullification Crisis of 1832. Unfortunately these apostates now control the Party.
Blair quotes letters from President Jackson, written near the end of his life, opposing southern Nullifiers. "What a revolution in the course of the first half century has Slavery wrought, in the principles that gave birth to our Republic!" It is Democratic Party dogma now, in Kansas, "to intimidate emigrants opposed to Slavery from entering, by examples of Lynch law which would disgrace barbarians." Also included here are speeches by Benjamin F. Butler and William M. Evarts, delivered at the Meeting. This is a significant campaign document for the Republicans' first presidential contest.
Not in Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker, Wise & Cronin, Dary, LCP. OCLC records a number of institutional locations. Item #27349