ADDRESS OF THE WHIG STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE TO THE WHIGS OF MASSACHUSETTS. Massachusetts Whig State Central Committee.

ADDRESS OF THE WHIG STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE TO THE WHIGS OF MASSACHUSETTS.

Boston: Eastburn's Press, [1841]. Broadside, 13-3/4" x 22". Printed in three columns separated by rules. Signed at the end in type by Thos. Kinnicutt and 39 others [including Edw. Dickinson, father of Emily Dickinson]. Mild spotting, Very Good.

This rare Massachusetts broadside endorses the Whig program and its candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, John Davis ["his fame as extended as the borders of the land"] and George Hull ["a specimen of the republican simplicity of the American farmer"]. This was a turbulent year for Whigs: their elected President, William Henry Harrison, had just died; his successor, John Tyler of Virginia, having vetoed several staples of the Whig program, was proving unsound. Whigs reacted with "deep-toned expression of dissatisfaction" and "mortification." But, emphasizing the bright side, the Central Committee is pleased with the abolition of the Sub-Treasury and the enactment of "a uniform system of bankruptcy."
Rallying the troops, the authors emphasize the various "monuments of the wise and beneficent policy of the Whigs for the last fifteen years" during the Party's control of the State government.
Not in Sabin or American Imprints. OCLC 80917049 [1- AAS] as of October 2019. Not located at online sites of Boston Athenaeum, NYPL, Harvard, Boston Public Library, U MA. Item #36190

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