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.

[Philadelphia: 1828]. 8pp, stitched. Caption title as issued. Toned, scattered foxing. Good+.

Jackson is not a friend to equal rights: his votes at the Tennessee Constitutional Convention advocated property qualifications for the right of 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 records only four copies of this rare item, noting a Philadelphia imprint from the colophon. Ours, apparently otherwise identical, does not disclose an imprint.
OCLC 32778517 [3- Lib. Cong., two at U So. Me.], 9354399 [1- Wm & Mary] as of March 2018. Not in Sabin, Wise & Cronin, AI, Miles, Eberstadt, Decker. Item #29324

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