ADDRESS TO THE NATIONAL DEMOCRACY OF THE STATE OF IOWA. DUBUQUE, JULY 4TH, 1860. FELLOW DEMOCRATS:..

[Dubuque: Printed at the Office of the Iowa Christian Witness, 1860]. 8pp. Disbound, repairs to short closed tears at pages 6-8 but without loss of text. Good+.

In this rare Address Heath supports the Breckinridge-Lane presidential ticket, and rejects the leadership of his Illinois neighbor, Stephen A. Douglas. Although Heath's candidate would join the Confederacy, and despite Heath's infatuation with the Southern Rights position, Heath remained loyal to the Union, and organized and became a Major in the Seventh Iowa Cavalry.
Heath claims that Douglas was nominated at Baltimore by "fraud, and trickery, and all the corrupt party and political gambling known to corrupt and dishonest men." Breckinridge-Lane, by contrast, are "the true exponents of Democratic principles, based upon the equality of the States, and equal rights of the people thereof, in the territories of the Union; men who were nominated in a regular manner by delegates indisputably chosen from twenty sovereign States." Heath ridicules Douglas's 'squatter sovereignty' ideology, and plants himself firmly with the extreme Southern Rights faction which requires legislative protection for slavery in all the territories.
Not in Moffit, Eberstadt, Sabin. OCLC 28680074 [1- Duke] [as of November 2014]. Item #31509

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