1828 · Providence
American Imprints, but not Bartlett, attributes authorship to Wilkins Updike. This is a high-pitched attack on the alleged profligacy of the Adams administration and a call for the election of Andrew Jackson.
"A suffering people cry for reform," the author says. "Did one of you ever dream that the funds of this Government were expended in the purchase of BILLIARD TABLES, BILLIARD BALLS, CHESS BOARDS AND CHESS MEN, and other toys to gratify the gambling propensities of the cabinet?" A Jackson presidency will bring back "the days of good old President Jefferson."
FIRST EDITION. AI 36986 . Bartlett 8. (Inventory #: 36773)