COMMON SENSE FOR THE PEOPLE. OUR COUNTRY AND ITS CONDITION. SPEECH OF HON. GEO. H. PENDLETON, AT BANGOR, THURSDAY, AUGUST 20TH, 1868.

[Bangor: 1868]. 8pp. Caption title, as issued. Disbound, else Very Good.

Pendleton had been George McClellan's running mate on the 1864 Democratic ticket. A Copperhead in the tradition of his fellow Ohioan Clement Vallandigham, he also lost his bid that year for re-election as Congressman.
Here, speaking in behalf of the 1868 Democratic presidential ticket headed by Horatio Seymour, he charges that Republicans "hate this system. They hate this diversity. They hate the doctrine of State's rights." Republicans have abolished "the power of the States over slavery" and State power to define citizenship. "The exclusion of negroes from the rule of suffrage is punished by the loss of representation." Their sole reason for bowing to "the negroes" is to secure their vote.
OCLC 35020132 [3- NYPL, Ohio Hist., TX Southern U] as of April 2020. Item #36720

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