New York: 1841. Broadside, 6-1/2" x 12." Printed in two columns separated by a rule. Light foxing, Very Good.
This rare broadside is dated in type at the end, "New York, June, 1841," the beginning of a decade of serious Whig - Democratic rivalry. The proposed periodical will expose "the nefarious manner in which the producing and working classes have been cheated out of their votes and rights by the Federal Whigs." The Whigs, neither producers nor workers, are aristocrats seeking "to establish a strong government, after the model of that of England."
The Beacon will inform its readers of the proceedings of Congress and other topics -- the "pith and marrow of the political matter contained in probably more than fifty Democratic and other publications." Its general agent is James Webster, "well known to the Democratic party over the country."
Not infrequently the best intentions go awry. We have no indication that this periodical ever got off the ground; and its prospectus is apparently unrecorded.
Not located in Sabin, American Imprints, Brigham, Lomazow, Mott. Not on OCLC or the online AAS site as of November 2021. Item #37882