THE SPIRIT OF SEVENTY SIX.

Nashville: Published by B.R. McKennie & Co. June 29, 1847. Pages [193]-208, as issued. No. 13, New Series. Engraved illustration at head of title page. Moderately spotted, folded, a couple of repairs without loss, Good+.

A rare Number from a rare Whig periodical. Although much of the national Whig Party opposed the War with Mexico, the United States's greatest generals-- Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott-- were Whigs. "It was the bane of Polk's presidency that his best generals were Whigs, whom he hated more than Mexicans" [Potter. Impending Crisis, page 3]. This Number demonstrates and emphasizes the support given by Tennessee Whigs to Taylor's heroic leadership, urges his nomination as "the people's candidate for President," rebuts Democrats' canard that the Whigs are insufficiently enthusiastic, and urges support for the Whig gubernatorial candidate, General Neil S. Brown.
OCLC 25718521 [1- U TX, the Number unknown] [as of April 2015]. Not in Lomazow, Mott, Tutorow, Haferkorn, Sabin [which, at No. 89485, has a similar Tennessee title which closed its publication in 1841]. Item #31931

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