[Washington? 1828]. 48pp. Stitched, caption title as issued, scattered toning and foxing. Blank inner margin wear to title page. Good+.
The pamphlet consists of essays, each with caption title, culled from the columns of the National Intelligencer's June 21, July 3, August 7, September 4 and 23, 1828. Each demonstrates Jackson's characteristically "violent, arbitrary, and rapacious disposition" as Governor of Florida. Each is signed at the end in type, 'Henry.' In gathering to himself all legislative, judicial and executive power, Jackson has proved himself a dangerous despot, seeking to "regulate the forms of secret devotion" by declaring a day of Sabbath observance. He seized private property without authority, placing it under his control; prohibited liquor sales to soldiers, and committed other equally heinous acts.
Some of the essays were also issued as separate imprints.
Wise & Cronin 276. Servies 1366. AI 33107 . Item #35424