[np: nd but 1848]. 16pp, disbound and stitched, minor scattered spotting. Very Good.
NUC attributes authorship to Adams, identified here only as "a Whig of the Free States." He is appalled at his Party's impending nomination of Zachary Taylor for the presidency. Taylor, a Louisiana slaveholder, had never voted or participated in civil affairs. His military career, most recently in the Mexican War, which northern Whigs had generally opposed as an unconstitutional land-grab for slavery, was his only public activity. "He is a Military Chieftain-- and he is a Slave owner, and in favor of the Extension of Slavery over new territories." Webster deserves the nomination: "Let there be no wavering, none of the contemptible expediency doctrine, which leads men to declare in one breath that Mr. Webster is their first choice, and to say the next moment that they are ready to vote for General Taylor."
FIRST EDITION. Sabin 55816. 3 NUC 0062491 . Not in Miles, LCP, Eberstadt, Decker, Dumond. Item #9627