[Boston: 1838]. 12pp. Loosened stitching, lightly worn. A couple of closed tears in inner margin but text intact. Good+. Signed in type at the end, 'L. Child.'
Josiah Dunham Jr., a Boston Alderman, was running for re-election. A Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature, of which Child was Chair, issued a Report condemning his conduct as the principal agent, first cashier, and Director of the Lafayette Bank, which was forced to "discontinue its business in consequence of its inability to meet its engagements." Dunham was convicted of perjury.
This anti-Dunham pamphlet prints the Report and inquires, "If a man is found dishonest or incapable in private affairs, can it be fairly inferred that he will be otherwise in public affairs? We think not." Indeed, Dunham has "forfeited all confidence for honesty and integrity."
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