Hallowell, [ME]: Newman & Rowell, 1845. 4 printed pages, 16-1/4" x 11-1/2", on a single folded sheet. Light discoloring and spotting. Good+. At head of title: "(Liberty Standard, Extra.)"
The Liberty Party was the first national political organization to oppose slavery, "that most stupendous fraud and most atrocious piracy on human rights." The precursor of the Free Soil and Republican Parties, it was sufficiently powerful in 1844 to defeat Henry Clay's bid for the presidency, as his tepid stand on the slavery question angered anti-slavery Whigs.
This rare "Extra" edition of the Liberty Standard abolitionist newspaper explains why it is "Time to join the Liberty Party." Not only is Slavery sinful, but it has corrupted the foundations of the national government. "Slaveholders are men of robbery, and violence and blood." The Party argues for exclusion of Texas from the Union, declares "national repentance" as the remedy for slavery, and warns that the Nation is "not too young to be destroyed." It also prints an Address on "Aggressions of Slaveholders" by Samuel Fessenden, the Party's candidate for Governor of Maine, demonstrating the Slave Power's iron grip on national policies.
Not located on OCLC, or the online sites of the Library of Congress, AAS, Newberry, NYPL as of October 2021. Not in LCP, Dumond, American Imprints, Sabin, or Blockson. Item #37492