Cincinnati: Enquirer Company Steam Printing Establishment, 1856. 78,  blanks] pp. Disbound. Title page foxed, otherwise light scattered foxing with some doodling on final blank light to moderate foxing, Good+.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act had begun to unravel the Democratic Party; this platform adopts the extreme Southern Rights view, holding that Congress lacks power over slavery in the territories. Franklin Pierce and Stephen Douglas, whose support of Kansas-Nebraska rendered them unpopular in the North, gave way on the 17th ballot to James Buchanan "who, happily, had been American minister to Britain and therefore out of the country at the time of Kansas-Nebraska" [Potter, Impending Crisis 259].
FIRST EDITION. Sabin 13803 (D.C. ed. only.). Item #38542