BENEDICT ARNOLD & HORATIO SEYMOUR! THEIR IDENTITY OF VIEWS. WHO IS TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES OF SEPTEMBER 19, 1864. David Holmes.

BENEDICT ARNOLD & HORATIO SEYMOUR! THEIR IDENTITY OF VIEWS. WHO IS TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES OF SEPTEMBER 19, 1864.

Brooklyn: D.S. Holmes, [1868]. Broadside, 10" x 13". Text printed with a variety of type fonts. Decorative border. A couple of small blank margin tears, Very Good.

Sources at OCLC incorrectly suggest an 1864 publication date for this rare broadside. Seymour was the Democrats' presidential candidate in 1868. His Copperhead utterances during the War haunted his campaign and, of course, he lost decisively to General Grant.
The broadside's purpose is to demonstrate that "the points made by HORATIO SEYMOUR against the Administration in 1864 [are] identical, point by point, with those made by BENEDICT ARNOLD against WASHINGTON and the Continental Congress in 1780... The Copperhead chiefs of these times, who draw so lavishly upon the sophistries and fallacies of 1780 for the furtherance of their factious designs, cannot too well understand that the sequel of all this is endless disgrace. They must not expect to fight the Government with the weapons of the Tories and of the blue-light Federalists, without sharing the same fate."
OCLC 77763594 [3 - NYHS, LCP, Lincoln Pres. Lib.] as of July 2017. Item #33997

Price: $850.00