[Washington City]: [National Executive Committee], . Folded but not bound or opened. Octavo. 8 pages. Very good, with some light soil, a few short edge tears, two old horizontal fold creases, and separation along spine fold of first and last leaves.
Campaign pamphlet for the candidacy of John C. Breckinridge and John Lane for President and Vice President in 1860. Breckinridge was then Vice President under James Buchanan. These were the nominees of a Southern, pro-slavery faction of the Democratic Party.
This pamphlet uses quotes from speeches of these gentlemen and their opponents to argue that the election of any of the other three sets of candidates in 1860 would likely result in Civil War. The other tickets were: Stephen Douglas and Hershel V. Johnson (Democratic), John Bell and Edward Everett (Constitutional Union), and Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin (Republican).