[Washington: C.W. Fenton, 1848]. Caption title [as issued], disbound, 16pp. Light soil and wear, Good+. At head of title: "PLEASE CIRCULATE."
A Whig argument against executive tyranny, alleged to be the practice of Democratic Presidents, particularly Andrew Jackson. Lewis Cass, the Democratic presidential candidate, will exercise the veto power promiscuously, thus destroying "the very first principle of our Republican System- THE RIGHT OF THE MAJORITY TO GOVERN." Because "every minority government is in principle a despotism...that should be enough to excite in every American freeman an intense jealousy of the Veto power, and an unyielding and sleepless opposition to its improper exercise." Drake reviews the history of the veto, in England and America, particularly under Jackson. The Whig candidate, Zachary Taylor, will defend majority rule, and assure government of the people.
FIRST EDITION. Sabin 20817. Not in Thomson, Eberstadt, Decker. Item #34318