TO THE VOTERS OF THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. THE PRESS OF THE DISTRICT ON THE NOMINATION OF PERRY BELMONT.| THE NOMINATION OF MR. BELMONT.| MR. PERRY BELMONT, WHO WAS NOMINATED FOR CONGRESS ON SATURDAY BY THE DEMOCRATS OF THE FIRST DISTRICT... DESERVES TO BE VIGOROUSLY SUPPORTED. HIMSELF A DEMOCRAT OF DEMOCRATIC STOCK, HE REPRESENTS IN AN EMINENT DEGREE THAT MANHOOD WHICH DEMOCRATS HOLD PARAMOUNT TO ALL OTHER DISTINCTIONS. IN DAYS LIKE THESE WHEN PARVENUS ARE TURNING UP THEIR SNUB NOSES AT THE COMMON PEOPLE, AND SHAKING THEIR PURSES IN THE FACE OF LABOR, IT IS A GOOD THING TO HAVE IT DOWN THAT THERE IS A MANHOOD WHICH NO DEGREE OF GOOD FORTUNE CAN ESTRANGE FROM SIMPLE WORTH. THERE IS, WE ARE SURE, NO DEMOCRAT IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WHO DOES NOT HOLD AUGUST BELMONT IN HIGH ESTEEM. A MAN OF WEALTH, THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GREATEST BANKING HOUSE IN THE WORLD, HE HAS STOOD BY AND FOR DEMOCRACY WHEN THERE WAS EVERYTHING TO BE GAINED BY FORSAKING IT...

[New York? 1880?]. Folio broadsheet, 7.75" x 13", printed in three columns. Short split along horizontal fold, else Very Good.

Perry Belmont [1851-1947], born in New York City, was an odd person to be deemed a "man of the people." He was the grandson of Commodore Matthew C. Perry. His father, August Belmont, began life as August Schonberg, a German Jew who worked for the Rothschild interests. August changed his name, became an Episcopalian, married the niece of Louisiana Confederate John Slidell, and graduated into a leading New York City War Democrat, a wealthy racehorse breeder [the Belmont Park racetrack bears his name], and financial mogul.
Like his father, Perry was a Democrat. This campaign broadsheet prints endorsements of Belmont's candidacy for Congress from the Brooklyn Eagle, Long Island City Courier, New York Commercial Advertiser, Port Jefferson Times, Newtown Register, Suffolk County Journal, Staten Island Star, Babylon Budget, and other newspapers. It concludes with a resolution of the Young Men's Democratic Club of New York giving its "hearty endorsement " to Belmont's nomination as the Democratic candidate.
Not located on OCLC [as of April 2015]. Item #31970

Price: $275.00

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