1830 · Charleston
This material, originally published in 1821 in the Milledgeville Gazette, highlighted the bitter political feud between factions led by John C. Calhoun and Georgia's William Crawford. McDuffie, a South Carolinian and lifelong ally of Calhoun, would, like Calhoun, eventually become an ardent State Rights and Nullification man. But neither man had yet become so. Indeed, in this attack McDuffie accused the Crawford faction of advocating the "suicidal" theory of State Rights, a "criminal sophism" "which in the end would have produced the dissolution" of the Union. I surmise that its publication in pamphlet form in 1830 was intended to embarrass McDuffie and Calhoun, now leading South Carolina in its Nullification Controversy with Andrew Jackson.
II Turnbull 214. AI 2314 . OCLC 2292991 . (Inventory #: 24134)