[New Orleans]: 1827. 28pp. Stitched, untrimmed, light fox, small tear on title leaf not affecting text. At head of title: "Let every man lend this to his neighbour." Very Good. Contemporary signature at top margin: John S. Barrows.
A Louisiana State Senator, Louaillier opposed Andrew Jackson's decision to perpetuate martial law in New Orleans even after the British withdrawal. In March 1815 the Louisiana Courier published letters by an anonymous writer who refused to accept Jackson's continued authority and demanded a return to civilian rule. The General's swift investigation led him straight to Louaillier, whom he promptly arrested and jailed. Jackson then arrested a lawyer who submitted a writ of habeas corpus on his behalf, and the judges who ordered Louaillier's release. Even after a court martial vindicated Louaillier, Jackson refused to free him. By mid-March 1815, however, official word of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent reached New Orleans, and Jackson released everyone.
Jackson's high-handed behavior, in this imbroglio as well as others during his military career, unfitted him for the presidency, in the opinion of a substantial number of people. His conduct thus became a campaign issue in the hotly-contested presidential runs of 1824 and 1828. This printing of Louaillier's Address, delivered before a "great meeting in Louisiana" supporting John Quincy Adams for the presidency, is, as the publisher states, "a sort of accusation against one of the candidates for the Presidency of the United States."
Howes L485. Cohen 13558. Jumonville 596. Thompson 1037. 104 Eberstadt 182. Not in McCoy. Item #34951