THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND DEBATE AS ILLUSTRATED BY JOHN C. FREMONT THE SECTIONAL CANDIDATE FOR THE PRESIDENCY.

[np: 1856]. 4pp. Caption title [as issued]. Disbound, toned, and loose. Good+.

A rare Democratic counter-attack on Fremont and the Republican Party, which had sought to blame the entire Democratic Party for Preston Brooks's violent attack on Senator Charles Sumner. "All this was purely a personal matter." The pamphlet portrays Fremont as a reckless, "imperious," and violent duelist. By nominating him for President, the Republicans "impliedly approve of his seeking the life of a fellow-man for words spoken." On one occasion Fremont struck Senator Foote of Mississippi for words spoken in debate. The pamphlet inquires rhetorically whether Americans "wish to commit the destinies of our country to one whom instinct or passions impel him to seek the lives of those who speak otherwise than respectfully of him."
OCLC 54193886 [2- Yale, Penn State]. Not in Cowan or Sabin. Item #27362

Price: $350.00