THE CASS PLATFORM. Election of 1848.


[Washington: Towers, 1848]. 8pp, disbound, else Very Good with caption title [as issued].

A Whig attack on Michigan Senator Cass, the Democrats' 1848 presidential nominee. His "love of the people's money" is evidenced by his expense vouchers-- printed here-- as Secretary of Indian Affairs. The failure of the Seminole campaign resulted from his "incompetency" as Secretary of War. He is "an old Federalist who denies his ancestry."
The pamphlet attacks his 'Nicholson Letter', in which for the first time the concept of Popular Sovereignty-- permitting Territorial inhabitants rather than Congress to determine whether slavery should exist there-- was articulated.
Sabin 11350. Streeter MI 612. Item #6729

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