A SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF GEN. ZACHARY TAYLOR, THE PEOPLE'S CANDIDATE FOR THE PRESIDENCY, WITH CONSIDERATIONS IN FAVOR OF HIS ELECTION.
Augusta [GA]: Printed at the Office of the Chronicle and Sentinel, 1848. 32pp. Light toning and foxing. Frontis portrait of Taylor, with facsimile inscription, "Your obt Servt Z. Taylor." Good+ or better, in later quarter morocco and modern marbled paper over boards.
No consulted source records this Georgia printing among the several issues of this item, with several variations in title. The Chronicle & Sentinel published at Augusta during the years 1837-1876.
This Whig campaign document presents Taylor, a Louisiana planter, as the hero of the Mexican War. He surely had no other qualifications for the Presidency, having never even previously voted. But it was enough for the Whigs to capture the Presidency for the second and last time.
Not in Wise & Cronin [Taylor], Miles, De Renne, Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker.
[bound with] SPEECH OF JOHN M. CLAYTON, OR DELAWARE, IN DEFENCE OF ZACHARY TAYLOR. [Washington: 1848]. 16pp. Caption title as issued. A few fox marks, Very Good.
[bound with] [Botts, John Minor]: TO THE WHOLE WHIG PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES. [Washington: Gideon. 1848]. 16pp. Caption title as issued. Light wear and fox, Good+.
The Virginia Whig argues that Henry Clay, not the Mexican War hero Zachary Taylor, should be the Whigs' presidential nominee in 1848. Botts argues that Clay is the embodiment of Whig principles; Taylor stands for nothing discernible.
Sabin 6832n. Not in Haynes, Tutorow, Haferkorn.
[bound with] [Botts, John Minor]: TO THE WHIGS OF VIRGINIA. [Washington: Gideon. 1848]. 15, [1 blank] pp. Caption title as issued. Foxed, Good+.
Botts supports Henry Clay, the Party's candidate in 1844. Botts analyzes the vote in the 1844 election, "when the largest Whig vote ever cast in the State was given for Mr. Clay." Taylor has made it clear that, if nominated, he will not be bound by Whig doctrines.
[bound with] GREAT WHIG DEMONSTRATION IN FAVOR OF THE NOMINATION OF GEN. TAYLOR TO THE PRESIDENCY. THE BUENA VISTA FESTIVAL, AT PHILADELPHIA, FEBRUARY 22, 1848. [Washington: Gideon. 1848]. Caption title [as issued], 32pp. Printed in double columns. Very Good.
"Nothing superior, in the way of a Political Festival, has occurred in this city for many years... All point to ZACHARY TAYLOR, AS AN UNDOUBTED WHIG, as THE MAN OF THE PEOPLE, and capable to bear the Whig standard- as he bore the National Flag at Buena Vista." A lineup of distinguished Whigs gets on the Taylor bandwagon, all showcased in this rare campaign pamphlet.
Not in Eberstadt, Decker, Sabin, Miles. OCLC 32271765 [1- DLC] as of May 2022. Item #38376