SOME OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND VETERANS OF THE WAR SPEAK. Election of 1892.

SOME OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND VETERANS OF THE WAR SPEAK.

[New York?]: 1892. Folio broadside, 10" x 13," printed in three columns beneath caption title. Minor wear at blank upper edge, Very Good plus.

"The Republican party of 1860 was the exponent of the grandest ideas and the most ennobling sentiments, but to what abysmal depths has it fallen in these times. It now stands for nothing more than a corrupting combination between plutocrats and politicians to plunder the people."
Three former Republicans express their dismay at their Party's moral collapse in the Gilded Age, and their indignation at Republican mistreatment of Union Civil War veterans. They announce their plans to vote for Grover Cleveland, the Democratic candidate in the upcoming presidential election. They are confident "that the interests of the old soldiers are safe with the Democratic party and Grover Cleveland, who has always been sincere, who has always kept his promises."
The three are William Green, District Attorney of Fulton County, NY; Harrison Clark, "once Dep't Comd'r of N.Y., G.A.R., and George B. Loud, Past Jun. Vice Dep't Comd'r of Florida, G.A.R." They express their disappointment and anger in these printed letters, dated in early October 1892, to Theodore F. Reed, Secretary of the National Veterans' Tariff Reform League.
Not located on OCLC as of June 2020 or the online sites of NYPL or NYHS. Item #36912

Price: $450.00

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