ELECTORS OF STEUBEN, AS USUAL, ON THE EVE OF ELECTION, THE COUNTRY IS FLOODED WITH HANDBILLS, FILLED WITH MASONIC FALSEHOODS AND TREACHERY...

[Steuben County, NY? 1829?]. Folio broadside, 10" x 18". Light wear, matted. Several old ink marks at blank bottom margin. Good+ or so.

This frenetic broadside endorses Josiah Dunlap for election to the New York Assembly, and bitterly opposes Freemasons, who have circulated false charges against him. "Heed not those reports... You have to contend with men who are old in political knavery, by whose creed the end justifies the means, and who will leave no act untried to deceive you... To dupe you the enemy will assume a thousand shapes, but for all you must be prepared. Banish the foul fiend masonry from the country-- let it no longer in the legislative hall or on the bench of justice shed its baleful influence... From the moral pestilence our candidates are free, and it only needs that anti-masons should be true to the great and good cause they have espoused and the work is done, victory is ours."
Dunlap was first elected to the Assembly in November 1829; he served until 1832. This broadside supporting him is signed by seven supporters.
Not in American Imprints. AAS Catalog Record #251972, but not located on OCLC or the online site of the New York Historical Society as of October 2017. Item #34354

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