VIVE LE CLAY! A NEW WHIG SONG WRITTEN & DEDICATED TO THE WHIGS OF THE UNITED STATES BY SETH H. SWEETZER. Henry Clay.
VIVE LE CLAY! A NEW WHIG SONG WRITTEN & DEDICATED TO THE WHIGS OF THE UNITED STATES BY SETH H. SWEETZER.

VIVE LE CLAY! A NEW WHIG SONG WRITTEN & DEDICATED TO THE WHIGS OF THE UNITED STATES BY SETH H. SWEETZER.

Baltimore: Published by F.D. Benteen, [1844]. [5], [1 blank] pp. Disbound, each leaf 9-3/8" s 13-1/2." The cover bears an attractive portrait of Clay crowned in laurel by two angelic females. Moderate spotting, Good+.

The song prints music and words, in support of Clay's 1844 presidential candidacy on the Whig ticket. He lost to James K. Polk, who supported the annexation of Texas. Although Clay opposed the annexation, he lost the votes of some Northern Whigs for being insufficiently anti-slavery. Their defection likely cost him the election.
The song begins, "Come all ye young men now and join the good cause, Vive le Harry Clay, To vote for friend Harry and gain some applause..."
Levy Sheet Music Collection, Box 004, Item 135. OCLC 40935908 [1- VA Hist. Soc.] as of February 2022. Item #38178

Price: $350.00

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