[Washington: National Democratic Executive Committee. Prepared and Distributed by the Jackson Democratic Association. Buell & Blanchard, Printers, 1860. 8pp. Printed in two columns per page. Caption title as issued. Disbound with some loosening, else Very Good.
Breckinridge, Buchanan's Vice President, was the 1860 presidential standard-bearer of the anti-Stephen Douglas branch of the Democratic Party, which had split during the 1860 nominating convention. Douglas had defied Buchanan over the Kansas issue.
The Breckinridge faction-- the Southern wing of the Democratic Party plus Buchanan loyalists-- "have never breathed one word that the most wicked and perverse imagination could conjure into even the shadow of a want of fealty and allegiance to the Constitution and the Union." Indeed, they claim the pro-Union standard: supporters of Douglas, Bell, and Lincoln have all threatened disruption of the Union on a variety of occasions. And Republicans are a purely sectional party, unlike Breckinridge Democrats.
Not in Eberstadt, Decker, Sabin. OCLC locates a number of institutional copies. Item #36922