THE PRESIDENTIAL QUESTION. THE PEOPLE OF OUR HITHERTO FREE AND HAPPY REPUBLIC, ARE SHORTLY TO DECIDE THE IMPORTANT QUESTION...THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE A FRIEND TO EQUAL RIGHTS.

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Jackson is not a friend to equal rights: his votes at the Tennessee Constitutional Convention favor property qualifications for the suffrage. Moreover, his "hostility to equal rights is further illustrated by his putting the six Militia-men to death, while he suffered their officers to escape with dismission from service." Adams, on the other hand, has voted right on suffrage qualifications. Unlike the plain republican Adams, Jackson lives in "splendid style, with his black servants;" he is a dictator and a liar, charges proven by an examination of his military service, undertaken here with vindictive glee. Adding to the litany of Jackson's offenses is Thomas Hart Benton who, in an 1813 letter published here, describes Jackson's unprovoked attack on him, "the most outrageous affray ever witnessed in a civilized country."
OCLC 36085027 [1- Lib. Cong.], 9354399 [1- Wm & Mary] [as of September 2012]. 470 NUC 0563539 [3]. Not in Sabin, Wise & Cronin, AI, Miles, Eberstadt, Decker. Item #29324

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