[Baltimore: Murphy & Co., 1860]. 16pp, caption title [as issued]. Disbound and foxed, Good+.
Murphy's imprint appears at the base of page . This is a significant pro-Douglas 1860 election campaign piece. It tells the story of the destruction of the national Democratic Party, the last remaining national political institution, and its split into southern and northern wings after southerners walked out of the Charleston and Baltimore conventions. "Men obsessed with the idea of stopping Douglas at all costs quite readily walked out of the convention with a hope that, in some undefined way, they could walk back in again in a stronger position." Potter, Impending Crisis 414. This pamphlet blames southern extremists for the Party's death, darkly forecasts civil war, and argues that only Senator Douglas and his doctrine of popular sovereignty can prevent dissolution of the Union.
LCP 10305. Sabin 19491. Item #28947