Address of the Democratic City Convention to the Democracy of Maryland
[Baltimore]: [Democratic City Convention], . Broadside. Approximately 13" x 18 3/4". Single sheet. Near fine, having been folded in half along the short dimension. There is some light rubbing along this fold, and a short separation along left edge.
Democratic broadside from Baltimore attacking the Whigs and their Presidential candidate, Zachary Taylor, in the 1848 campaign. The Whigs had nominated Taylor for President and Millard Fillmore for Vice-President at their convention in June. This broadside presumably appeared shortly thereafter.
The Democratic National Conventional had been held in Baltimore in May and nominated Lewis Cass and William O. Butler for President and Vice-President, respectively.
The objections to Taylor and the Whigs presented here include Taylor's lack of prior political engagement and the Whigs' poor record on fiscal policy. Considered arguments against Congressional overreach in regard to slavery are also presented, with Lewis Cass being presented as the rational candidate who would see issues settled constitutionally.
Uncommon, with just 2 examples noted in OCLC--neither in Maryland.
The Whigs had nominated Zachary Taylor and Mllard Fillmore as President.