Northampton [MA]: Dec. 13, 1843. Broadside, 9-1/2" x 22". Printed in two columns, separated by a rule, and dated and signed in type by members of the District Liberty Committee: J.P. Williston, B.J. Johnson, Amzi Allen, Moses, Erastus Bridgman. Old folds, crimps affecting a bit of text on several lines. Good+.
This is a powerful Liberty Party attack on the two major political parties and their anticipated candidates for the upcoming presidential election. It is apparently unrecorded. "The Democratic party is sold to the South." Calhoun, Van Buren, Buchanan are all pro-slavery men. The Whig Party's "champion," Henry Clay, is "the owner and holder of SIXTY SLAVES, a man who has been a duelist from early life, and who still clings to this barbarous and murderous custom in his old age." Indeed, whichever of these two Parties is in power doesn't matter: "We have all along been really the tools of the South, and have done their bidding."
The Liberty Party puts forth its candidate: Lucius Boltwood, "the uncompromising friend of impartial liberty."
Not in Sabin, American Imprints, LCP, Dumond. Not located on OCLC, or the online sites of AAS, Harvard, MA Hist. Soc., Brown, Library of Congress as of April 2021. Item #34724