OLD LINE WHIGS FOR BUCHANAN AND BRECKINRIDGE. LETTERS FROM HON. JAMES ALFRED PEARCE, AND HON. THOMAS G. PRATT, TO THE WHIGS OF MARYLAND. SPEECHES OF HON. J.W. CRISFIELD, OF MARYLAND, AND HON. JAMES B. CLAY, OF KENTUCKY.

[np: 1856]. 16pp, disbound, some loosening, soil, and spotting. Good+.

The Whig Party died before the 1856 elections, killed by the Sectional Crisis. Where would the Party faithful go? To Fillmore, the former Whig Vice President, now running on the American [Know-Nothing] Ticket? To Buchanan, the candidate of the Democrats, the only remaining national Party? Or to Fremont, the first standard-bearer of the new Republican Party? These Maryland Whigs warn their constituents to stay away from the Black Republicans: "the most active and influential of their leaders, from perverted judgment or inflamed passion, or what is worse, from deliberate calculation, have determined to build up a sectional party, reckless of its peril to the Union, once so justly valued, but now estimated far less at the North than at the South." Lovers of the Union-- like the great Whig Henry Clay, were he alive today-- must vote for Buchanan, Fillmore being a mere throwaway vote and, to boot, an advocate of unseemly religious bigotry.
FIRST EDITION. Not in Sabin, Eberstadt, Miles. Item #5991

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