DEMOCRACY! THE UNDERSIGNED DEMOCRATIC CITIZENS OF SOUTH BERWICK, AND NUMBERING MORE THAN 200 LEGAL VOTERS, RESPECTFULLY INVITE ALL OUR FELLOW-TOWNSMEN, WHO ARE IN FAVOR OF THE RE-ELECTION OF JOHN FAIRFIELD, TO ASSEMBLE AT THE MEETING HOUSE NEAR EMERY'S BRIDGE IN SOUTH BERWICK, ON SATURDAY THE 5TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER NEXT, AT 2 O'CLOCK P.M. FOR THE PURPOSE OF AGREEING ON A CANDIDATE FOR TOWN REPRESENTATIVE. THE FEDERALISTS, AS USUAL, HAVE ALREADY SOUNDED THE NOTE OF VICTORY, BUT THE BALLOT BOX SPEAKS TRUTH. AUGUST 29, 1840.

[South Berwick, ME?]: 1840. Broadside, 11-3/4" x 14-1/2." Text as recited above in bold type of various sizes. Beneath are the printed signatures in smaller type of about 200 local citizens endorsing the call for assembly. Old folds as usual, with several small pinholes along the folds which do not affect text. Ink signature on blank verso, "Micajah Grant" [preceded by "Mrs"? "Hon."?]. Good plus.

South Berwick Democrats seek support for the re-election of Maine Governor John Fairfield (1797-1847). Elected in 1838, he beat his Whig [i.e., "Federalist"] opponent in the 1840 campaign.
Not located on OCLC as of January 2021, or at the online AAS site. Item #37337

Price: $450.00

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