[Springfield: December 14, 1841]. Caption title, as issued. 16pp. Disbound, very spotted but a complete copy of a rare Illinois imprint. Good.
"The text of this address appeared in the Illinois State Register, Springfield, December 24, 1841. It explained the system of apportionment for convention delegates, denounced the Whigs [the "artful, insidious, and dangerous foe"], and contained a tirade against banks, singling out the National Bank in particular" [Byrd]. Four columns of delegates, arranged by county, sign in type at the end.
The Address nicely expresses the Party's philosophy. Democrats oppose "excessive legislation, by which the natural rights of man are unnecessarily interfered with, abridged or destroyed-- fostering artificial distinctions in society of rich and poor, the well-born and the rabble, and in giving the former a preponderating influence in the affairs of Government."
Byrd 616 [U MO, Hickey]. OCLC 63189008 [AAS, U MO] [as of October 2015]. Item #32472