Item #39789 ADDRESS OF THE DEMOCRATIC CITY CONVENTION, TO THE DEMOCRACY OF MARYLAND. Election of 1848.

ADDRESS OF THE DEMOCRATIC CITY CONVENTION, TO THE DEMOCRACY OF MARYLAND.

[Baltimore? 1848]. Printed folio broadside, 13" x 17." Three densely printed columns, each column separated by a rule. Signed at the end in type by Henry S. Sanderson, President of the Democratic City Convention; and, as Secretaries, W.A. Stewart and John Carson. Old horizontal folds, expertly repaired closed margin tear. Very Good.

A rare Baltimore broadside, urging the election of veteran Democratic politician Lewis Cass to the presidency. "We do not believe that there is in America, a Statesman more cultivated and accomplished than Lewis Cass." Certainly that assertion was true when compared with his Whig opponent, General Zachary Taylor, a political cypher "who had never in his life voted with either political party."
The third candidate, former President Martin Van Buren, running on the Free Soil ticket, is now a "fanatical incendiary." He would usher in a national nightmare by prohibiting slavery "West of the Rocky Mountains," and abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. He is "the candidate of the abolitionists."
OCLC 82160388 [1- AAS]. Johns Hopkins also owns a copy. Not at the online sites of Library of Congress, U MI, Huntington, Boston Athenaeum, U MD, NYPL. Item #39789

Price: $2,000.00