Washington City: Issued by the National Democratic Executive Committee [Colophon: Baltimore: John Murphy & Co.], 1860. 8pp, folded folio sheet. Owner's name inscribed at top blank margin of title leaf. Near Fine. Portrait of Breckinridge on title page, sketch of the Capitol on its verso with a list of Breckinridge & Lane Campaign Documents.
Breckinridge, Buchanan's Vice President, was the 1860 presidential standard-bearer of the anti-Stephen Douglas branch of the Democratic Party, which had split during the 1860 nominating convention. Douglas had defied Buchanan and broken with him over the Kansas issue. The Party's Southern wing seeks to prove Breckinridge's soundness as a Union man. In this speech celebrating the Union Breckinridge says, "We see around us on every side the proofs of stability and improvement. The Capitol is worthy of the Republic."
Sabin 7673, 7671. LCP 1493. Item #31539