Portland: 1832. Broadside, 11-3/4" x 19". Lightly foxed, generously margined and untrimmed with lower blank margins chipped, some old folds. Else Very Good. Matted. Dated in type at the end: Portland, Oct. 25th, 1832."
The text of this rare broadside, urging the defeat of President Jackson in the upcoming presidential election, is printed in three columns. It is followed by six columns, consisting of hundreds of printed names of Portland citizens endorsing its sentiments. Despite promises to the contrary, Jackson has expanded the power of the presidency, reneging on his promise to serve only one term; enthusiastically practiced the Spoils System; and "the expenses of his administration have largely exceeded those of any of his six predecessors." He has claimed the power of "interpreting for himself" the Constitution, although contradicted by "the Supreme Judiciary."
AI 10824 [1- Harvard]. OCLC 58786948 [3- AAS, NYHS, Harvard] as of October 2017. Item #34328