[Salisbury, N.C. June 22, 1844]. Broadside, 7 3/4" x 12 1/2". Several light edge chips, light toning. Very Good.
A rare campaign broadside. Carter had been State Senator from Rowan and Davie Counties for the previous twelve years, and seeks another term in office. "It is my pride and pleasure to be numbered with the great farming interest of the country." Although the State Legislature "has at any time little to do with National politics," he announces his support for the annexation of Texas, "if we can now re-acquire this valuable possession by Treaty in an honorable way and on right terms...Texas is a large and fertile region adjoining the State of Louisiana, settled almost entirely by citizens from the United States;- it was purchased from France in 1803, and improperly sold to Spain in 1820 by the Treaty of Florida."
Additionally, he opposes Congress's Distribution Law, an obscure issue today, but a hot one in the first half of the 19th century, when many Americans believed that proceeds from the sale of the public lands were used, not "to prevent a direct Tax upon the people," but to fill the coffers of "certain favored States."
Thornton 1892. AI 44-1231 [1- NcU]. OCLC 5578535 [3- U VA, State Lib. NC, Wake Forest] [as of December 2012]. Not in Streeter. Item #29695