ADDRESS AT HARTFORD, BEFORE THE DELEGATES TO THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION OF THE YOUNG MEN OF CONNECTICUT, ON THE EVENING OF FEBRUARY 18, 1840.

[Hartford: 1840]. 16pp, folded sheet, uncut and untrimmed. Caption title [as issued]. Very Good. This is the thin paper issue, also printed on thick paper. BAL, American Imprints, and Sabin do not record the distinction. In this speech the Jacksonian Bancroft tries to banish the Federalist curse from New England by arguing that, "for freedom and humanity as illustrated in a progressive legislation, for the wide diffusion of intelligence, and the consequent rapid increase of numbers, and of public happiness, the Connecticut of old times had not its parallel." As it is "the nature of all evil to punish itself," the "aristocratic influence" of Federalism has been repudiated. BAL 630. Sabin 3114. AI 40-380 [5]. Item #6782

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