SPEECH OF DR. WILLIAM H. WHITE OF DELAWARE, DELIVERED BEFORE THE POLITICAL FRIENDS OF HON. STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS, AT A MEETING IN THE CITY HALL, WILMINGTON, ON FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 1860. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE.

Wilmington, Del. Printed by Joseph M. Barr, 1860. 23, [1 blank] pp. Stitched, and a later staple. Toned, printer's flaw lightens several letters in the title [three letters of White's name]. Good+.

A scarce endorsement of Douglas's candidacy for the presidency. White warns that, "The black clouds of fanaticism hover over the North while the thunders of secession rend the air of the South." Douglas "stands in the stature of a great giant between the two sectional parties upon the immovable rock of Popular Sovereignty and bids the dark rolling waters of Northern fanaticism and the red currents of Sectionalism to dash on against its flinty sides-- but to burst in curling foam and vanish into empty air."
White would serve as surgeon in the Union army during the War.
FIRST EDITION. LCP 11154. OCLC locates five copies under two accession numbers, as of November 2014. Item #31514

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