VINDICATION OF PRESIDENT TYLER. (READ AND CIRCULATE.). John Tyler.

VINDICATION OF PRESIDENT TYLER. (READ AND CIRCULATE.).

np: [1841]. Folio. 8pp, in three columns per page. A folded elephant folio sheet, uncut and untrimmed, Some toning, two small holes affect several letters on four leaves. Good+.

This rare imprint defends President Tyler, abused as "His Accidency" when he became the first "accidental" President upon the death of Whig President Harrison. Whigs, who had thought Tyler was one of their own, deeply resented the newly installed President when he vetoed the recharter of the United States Bank, a measure which Henry Clay had sponsored. Senator Benton, among others, defended Tyler. "Mr. Benton overflowed with milk and honey for the President, and came nigh splitting with gall and indignation when the President was hissed by the Clay Bank ruffians."
This pamphlet defends Tyler and denounces "the insolence of the National Bank party." Andrew Jackson's Letter, written from the Hermitage in September 1841, "my strength failing me," nevertheless "give[s] praise to Mr. Tyler for his veto of the Bank bill."
OCLC 191307147 [2- AAS, U VA] [as of September 2018]. Not in American Imprints, Sabin, Haynes, Eberstadt, Cronin & Wise [Tyler]. Not on the online catalogues of the Library of Congress, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, U TX, U Chicago. Item #32221

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