New York: Wm. C. Bryant & Co., Printers, 1856. 20pp, stitched. Title page lightly foxed, else Very Good.
Jervis, "well known to the whole country for his important achievements as a Civil Engineer," was a Democrat until the 1856 elections. He concludes that "slavery and freedom are antagonistic." Indeed, "the slaveholders are now the basis of an aristocracy, already bold and exacting, that must, if not checked, subvert the long cherished principles of individual freedom." In Kansas the "Buchanan democrats" have "spoiled the ballot-box, destroyed the presses of free State men, burned their habitations, plundered the property, imprisoned and murdered them, and all for the crime of espousing the cause of freedom." He urges his fellow anti-slavery Democrats to vote for Fremont.
The pamphlet was also printed in a 12-page edition by the Fremont campaign.
FIRST EDITION. LCP 5302 [12pp]. Sabin 36072. Not in Dumond. Item #27965