Item #38950 THE CUT DIRECT. OR A SCENE IN HIGH LIFE AT SARATOGA SPRINGS. Martin Van Buren.

THE CUT DIRECT. OR A SCENE IN HIGH LIFE AT SARATOGA SPRINGS.

New York: H.R. Robinson, [1839]. Lithograph broadside, oblong 17" x 13-3/4." Uncolored. Signed in lower left with monogram 'H.D.' [Henry Dacre?]. Light foxing, else Very Good.

With finely dressed men and women in the background, an angry Mrs. DeWitt Clinton snubs President Van Buren, who says, "Stay, Madam, I would beg some words with you." Mrs. Clinton's companion inquiries of her, "Mrs. C - - - why did you not speak to him when he look'd so very Pleasant?" She responds, "I! Speak to the . . . who persecuted my husband to the day of his Death!"
"Mrs. Clinton's refusal to speak to Van Buren at Saratoga, on the grounds that he had allegedly dissuaded former President Jackson from visiting her, was widely reported in the New York press" [Reilly].
Reilly 1839-3. Weitenkampf 59. OCLC 299944676 [1- DLC], 1136519800 [1- AAS] as of December 2023. Not located at web sites of NYPL or NYHS. Item #38950

Price: $1,500.00