[Washington: 1848]. 8pp, caption title [as issued]. Disbound, else Very Good.
A rare 1848 Democratic campaign pamphlet defending President Polk's vetoes. According to OCLC, it resides only at the University of Maryland and the Lancaster Historical Society.
The veto power, says Johnson, "was established to enable the people to resist and repel encroachments on their rights." Since the country's founding, Presidents have exercised the veto only 25 times. The document also includes Virginia Congressman Bayly's 1848 speech, concurring that the veto's purpose is to protect the people against government, for the President "represents the whole people of the country"; and "Judge Story's Opinion on the Veto," taken from his Commentaries.
Not in Sabin, Eberstadt. OCLC 24637860  [as of May 2017]. Item #7855