[Washington City: Issued by the National Democratic Executive Committee. McGill & Witherow, Printers, 1860]. 8pp, folded. An untrimmed and uncut folio sheet, entirely unsophisticated. About Fine.
This is the first of the Breckinridge and Lane Campaign Documents, a series to advance the 1860 presidential campaign of the Southern wing of the Democratic Party, which had ruptured at its 1860 Convention. Stephen Douglas was the candidate of the regular Democratic Party. Its fatal split paved the way for the election of Abraham Lincoln.
Hallett of Massachusetts and Marshall of Kentucky make the case for Breckinridge and explain the justice of the South's position on slavery: that no territorial legislature has power to exclude slavery, and that the South's slave property is entitled to equal treatment with other forms of property.
FIRST EDITION. LCP 6361. Sabin 44782. Item #28048