Publication Date: 2018
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Published by [Baltimore?, 1856
16pp, double columns, disbound and lightly worn. Good+. "Old Line Whigs," descendants of the Henry Clay-Daniel Webster Party favoring a national government active in commercial affairs, had nowhere obvious to go in 1856: their own Party had been destroyed by the Sectional Crisis; the new Republican Party was, in their view, a threat to the beloved Union; and the anti-Catholic bias of the emerging American Party was disgusting to many of them. This pamphlet urges them to vote for Buchanan: his Democratic Party is the only nationwide political organization remaining: disunion will result from its defeat. Sabin 59432n. LCP 7286.
Published by Washington, 1856
30pp, disbound. Lightly soiled, light scattered foxing. A few pages clipped at bottom edge with loss of final line at affected pages. Very Good. This campaign document charges Republicans with stirring up "wild exciitement" in Kansas for their own political benefit. The Democrats refuse "to undertake to determine why the God of nature made the African inferior to the white man; or why He permitted England to fasten the institution of slavery upon the colonies against their repeated and earnest remonstrances. Nor can we tell what Heaven in its wisdom may intend to work out of the relations of master and slave." This item supports Pierce Administration policies in the Kansas-Nebraska struggle, supports popular sovereignty, and urges the decisive defeat of the Republicans. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 35271.
Published by [New York?, 1856
16pp, stitched, caption title [as issued]. Small institutional rubberstamp, else Very Good. This campaign document shows the drift of northern Know-Nothings, formerly Whigs, to the new Republican Party. These conservative Union stalwarts cannot stomach the American Party candidate Fillmore's association "with the supporters of aggression and outrage in Kansas, and persisting in such votes, after it had been irrefragably proven that the elections in Kansas had been carried by armed bodies of men from Missouri." Moreover, despite wild charges, it has never been satisfactorily shown that Fremont is a Roman Catholic [a sure disqualifier in mid-19th century America]. FIRST EDITION. Not in Sabin or Eberstadt.
Published by [Indianapolis?, 1856
16pp, disbound. Scattered foxing. Good+. A Democratic presidential campaign pamphlet. It charges that during the brief time that Fremont, "the Black Republican candidate for the Presidency," was a U.S. Senator his votes-- opposing the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia-- showed him "to be a most ultra pro-slavery man." The hypocritical Republicans "use the language of patriotism and of love for the Union.whilst their votes, their acts, and their organization, lead only to a dissolution, and all the evils that must follow." The Know-Nothings are just as bad: they "have waged a cruel and relentless war upon foreigners and members of the Roman Catholic church. These classes have been proscribed." Moreover, "Abolitionism and Know-nothingism were allies." FIRST EDITION. LCP 3837. 112 Eberstadt 150(d). Not in Sabin, Decker, Miles.
Published by Washington, 1856
16pp, disbound, printed in double columns. Last leaf browned, else Very Good. This is one of several variant titles-- the first two clauses appear identical in all versions-- charging Fremont, the first Republican presidential candidate, with financial improprieties while disbursing officer in California in the 1840's. This one also accuses him of exaggerating his military achievements, which were minimal at best. Cowan 222. Rocq 16684. LCP 1239.
Published by [np, 1856
Folded, old binder holes in blank inner margin. 16pp. Light wear and tan. Good+ to Very Good. A wild anti-Fremont attack, charging that Republicans have violated "the most solemn treaties of the United States with the Indians," and have sought "to stop the wheels of government, stir up strife and discord in the country, and produce anarchy and violence in Kansas." This Democratic pamphlet asserts, "The last and only hope of the Fremont men consists in blood, violence, and murder in Kansas." FIRST EDITION. Sabin 68197.
Published by Washington, 1856
14, [2 blank] pp. Disbound, partly loosened. Tanned with some foxing and light wear. Good+. "Principally of his frauds in the purchase of horses in 1846 and 1847, while disbursing officer in California." Cowan. "Carelessness, recklessness, favoritism, and connivance with the claimants." That's the verdict on Fremont. The pamphlet examines "the chief dealings of Colonel Fremont as a disbursing officer during the campaign in California whilst he commanded the volunteers" during 1846-1847. Tables, facts, figures are produced and analyzed. FIRST EDITION. Cowan 222. Rocq 16684. Not in Eberstadt, Decker.
Published by Printed at the Democratic Standard office, [Baltimore?], 1856
8pp. Caption title, as issued. Disbound. Good+. In this election year the Democrat Barksdale examines the competition and finds it wanting. The Know Nothing [American] Party "is an oath-bound organization. It fetters the limbs, seals the lips, and ties the tongue of its initiates," all in the service of discriminating against immigrants, "many of them among our most industrious and enterprising citizens." As for the "Black Republican" party, "it sails under a black piratical flag." Pugh similarly warns against the Republican threat to the maintenance of the Union. OCLC records seven locations under two accession numbers as of June 2019,
Publication Date: 1856
No binding. Condition: Very Good. Printed Document. The Fearful Issue to Be Decided in November Next! Shall the Constitution and the Union Stand or Fall? Fremont, The Sectional Candidate of the Advocates of Dissolution! Buchanan, The Candidate of Those Who Advocate One Country! One Union! One Constitution! and One Destiny! 1856. 24 pp., 5 x 8 1/2 in. "What a Combination! Seward, Greeley, Bennet, Watson Webb, H. Ward Beecher, &c. There can be no doubt that this goodly company will speedily be increased by the addition of Fred. Douglass and his black republicans. The only candidate to arrest this tide of demoralization and sectionalism, is James Buchanan."This pro-Buchanan election of 1856 pamphlet attacks the first Republican presidential candidate, John C. Frémont. Quoting from the speeches and writings of William Lloyd Garrison, Horace Greeley, Wendell Phillips, Salmon P. Chase, Henry Ward Beecher, William H. Seward, Joshua R. Giddings, this pamphlet ignores distinctions between abolitionists, racial egalitarians, more limited opponents just of the expansion of slavery into the territories, or those who fought the kidnapping of free African Americans under the Fugitive Slave Law. It paints all with the same broad brush as "Black Republican" extreme abolitionists who were willing to destroy the Union rather than remain in it with slaveholders. Excerpts:[Before Title:] "Read and hand to your Neighbor.""We propose showing by indubitable testimony that John C. Fremont's leading friends are now the open enemies of the Federal Constitution. the enemies of one-half of the States of the Union; the enemies of the laws of Congress; and the enemies to equality of the States." (3)"In a speech delivered at the New England Anti-Slavery Convention on the 29th of May, 1856, by Wm. Lloyd Garrison, we have a flood of light shed on the relation between abolitionism and republicanism, which divests the subject of all doubt or uncertainty." (4)"William H. Seward was known at the Abolition Convention, at Philadelphia. as one of Fremont's warmest supporters. Indeed, it is well known that to Chase, Seward, and Greeley, Fremont is mainly indebted for his nomination: they defeated McLean." (7)"Nathaniel P. Banks, Abolitionist and Disunionist, was elected Speaker of the House by a solid sectional vote: he did not get one vote from the South.No man has exhibited such ferocious hostility to the fugitive slave law, to the compromise measures, and to the Federal Constitution. His speeches, full of treason and of war, would fill a volume." (8 and 9)"Every leading committee has an Abolition Disunionist for chairman, and a Disunion majority! There some thirty-five committees in the House. Black Republicans monopolized all the great committees. Thus was the work of Disunion formally begun in the Congress of the United States! This monstrous act, unprecedented in all our history, was the deliberate work of the men who now surround Fremont." (10)"The reverend agitator, Ward Beecher, is out for Fremont, in the last number of his 'Independent.' He is, probably, next to Garrison and Phillips, the most profligate calumniator of the Constitution and the Union." (19)"What a Combination! Seward, Greeley, Bennet, Watson Webb, H. Ward Beecher, &c. There can be no doubt that this goodly company will speedily be increased by the addition of Fred. Douglass and his black republicans. Every Black Republican in Congress, from New York, is now the earnest advocate of Fremont." (20)"We aver that there is not an Abolitionist or Disunionist in Pennsylvania who is not an active and open friend of John C. Fremont for the Presidency. David Wilmot and William F. Johnston lead the motley crew, both recreants from the Democratic party, because the Democratic party respected the Constitution of the United States, and would not desert its injunctions. The only candidate to arrest this tide of demoralization and sectionalism, is James Buchanan. It is against him and agains. (See website for full description). Printed Document.
Published by Suffield, Ct, 1856
Broadside, 17 x 10 1/2 inches, visible area. Matted and framed. Light dampstaining at top edge, light foxing. Very good. An attractive broadside advertisement that promotes a meeting of James Buchanan supporters, the "Keystone Club," in Suffield, Connecticut on Sept. 27, 1856. The poster promises a number of speeches against the candidate of the newly-formed Republican Party, John C. Fremont, that assert the complicity of his supporters in the violence roiling Kansas. The key (and virulent) disagreement between the Democratic party, for whom Buchanan was the nominee, and the Republicans was over the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the issue of popular sovereignty, which would allow the residents of new states to vote on the existence of slavery within their borders. This broadside accuses anti-slavery and pro-Fremont partisans in Kansas of fomenting violence there for political gain. The text reads in full: "Messrs. A.G. Howard, C.W. Philleo, and others, will address the Keystone Club at the Town Hall in Suffield, on Saturday Eve'g, Sept. 27, 1856. We make the charge, that the troubles in Kansas are encouraged and kept alive by the supporters of Freemont [sic], in the hope of gaining political capital. And we can prove the charge!" The text is headed by an American eagle gripping arrows and olive branch, in the style of the Great Seal. OCLC records only two copies of this interesting broadside, at the Connecticut Historical Society and Connecticut State Library.
Publication Date: 1856
Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Address of the Republican Convention at Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania], February 22, 1856. The Aggressions and Usurpations of the Slave Power. Declaration of the Principles and Purposes of the Republican Party. Pamphlet. [np: 1856]. 15 pp. Caption title, as issued. The Republican Party's historic Convention Address, preparatory to its first nominating convention in June, argued that "the Government of the United States is not administered in accordance with the Constitution, or for the preservation and prosperity of the American Union; but that its powers are systematically wielded for the promotion and extension of the Interest of Slavery." Despite the "sentiment of the Founding Fathers," who sought to contain slavery, the country's history demonstrates "the progress of slavery towards ascendancy in the federal government." The Convention urges adherents to send delegates to Philadelphia in June, "to nominate candidates for the Presidency and Vice-Presidency of the United States." Excerpts"We declare in the first place, our fixed and unalterable devotion to the Constitution of the United States,-and to the ends for which it was established, and to the means which it provided for their attainment." (p1)"In the next place, we declare our ardent and unshaken attachment to this Union of American States, which the Constitution created and has thus far preserved. We revere it as the purchase of the blood of our national forefathers, as the condition of our national renown, and as the guardian and guarantee of that Liberty which the Constitution was designed to secure." (p1)"Holding these opinions, and animated by these sentiments, we declare our conviction that the Government of the United States is not administered in accordance with the Constitution, or for the preservation and prosperity of the American Union;-but that its powers are systematically wielded for the promotion and extension of the Interest of Slavery, in direct hostility to the letter and spirit of the Constitution, in flagrant disregard of other great interests of the country, and in open contempt of the public sentiment of the American people and of the Christian world." (p2)"The framers of the Constitution, although the historical record of their opinions proves that they were earnest and undivided in their dislike of Slavery, and in their conviction that it was hostile in its nature and its influences to Republican freedom, after taking these steps to prevent its increase, did not interfere with it further in the States where it then existed." (p3)"Thus, without a single petition for action from any quarter of the Union, but against the earnest remonstrances of thousands of our citizens,-against the settled and profound convictions of the great body of the people in every portion of the country, and in wanton disregard of the obligations of justice and of good faith, the Missouri Compromise of 1820 was repealed, and the seal which had guaranteed Freedom to that vast Territory, which the United States had purchased from France, was snatched form the bond." (p7)"In all these successive acts, in the admission of Missouri and of Arkansas, in the annexation of Texas and the provision for admitting four new States from her Territory, in the war with Mexico and the conquest of her provinces, in the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, and in the cruel war now waged against the people of Kanzas for the extension of Slavery into that Territory, we trace the footsteps of a powerful interest, aiming at absolution political power and striding onward to a complete ascendancy over the General Government." (p13)"The time draws nigh, fellow countrymen, when you will be called on to decide upon the policy and the principles of the General Government. Your votes at the approaching Presidential election will determine whether Slavery shall continue to be the paramount and controlling influence in the Federal Administration, or whether other rights a. (See website for full description). Pamphlet.