Cleveland: G. F. Lewis, [c. 1858]. Narrow folio broadside, 5-3/4" x 14." Woodcut engraving of Zachary Taylor, with oval decorative border, flags, and bunting. Light old folds, Near Fine.
"This paper will be the advocate of the Old Soldiers, their widows and heirs, and will advocate their claims to Pensions, &c. It will publish historical accounts of Battles, Biographical Sketches of Officers and men who distinguished themselves in the service of any war in which the Nation has been engaged." Volume I, Number 1 was published in August 1859. The last issue appeared in 1878. OCLC records the publication, but not this prospectus.
The Advocate is outraged that "millions of acres of the Public Lands are being donated to Rail Road Companies annually, and hundreds of thousands of dollars squandered from the Treasury upon Ocean Telegraphs, Steam Navigation Companies and Utah Expeditions, the Soldiers and Patriots of the land, who perilled their lives and fortunes in defence of the Country, are allowed to go comparatively unrequited, and their widows and orphans measurably unprovided for."
According to entry 2903 in the Cleveland Newspaper Digest [Jan. 1 to December 31, 1871], "It is reported that G.F. Lewis, the eminent banker and claim agent, is now editor-in-chief of the PEOPLE'S TICKET ADVOCATE. His friends should have interfered to avert this misfortune to a worthy man."
Prospectus not located on OCLC as of November 2021. Item #37902