[New London CT: 1852]. Broadsheet, 8-3/8" x 16". Each side printed in two columns. The verso is headed, "THE LAST GUN! REV. S.W. COGGSHALL, WILL ADDRESS THE FREE DEMOCRACY AT BART'S HALL, THIS MONDAY EVENING." Bold and large type faces. Old folds and a few crimps which do not affect the text. Good+.
A passionate, evidently unrecorded attack on traitors to the anti-slavery cause. John Van Buren, son of the President, has deserted the Liberty and Free Soil cause. He supports the dough-face Franklin Pierce for president in 1852. In 1848 he had been a leading Free Soil man, later denouncing the Fugitive Slave Act "as unconstitutional and unjust." He now falsely claims that Pierce and the Democratic platform do NOT support that abominable law. The carrot for this "apostate and traitor to liberty" is "the promise of office as a bribe to Free Democrats to turn traitors to the cause of Liberty." Indeed, Van Buren "has been bribed back to his party again."
Liberty Party, Free Democrats, and Free Soil men "do not profess any special love" for the Whig candidate, Winfield Scott. They urge support for their own candidate, John Hale of New Hampshire
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