1853 · Washington
This Tennessee Whig, who retired from Congress at the end of his 1850 term, explains his support for the Democrat Franklin Pierce. He argues that his national Party has been taken over by anti-slavery forces; he stands four-square for the Compromise of 1850, which would have been subverted by the election of the Whig Scott. He thus responds to partisan attacks made upon him by his Tennessee political rival, Governor Jones. Gentry later served in the First and Second Confederate Congresses.
FIRST EDITION. Not in Sabin, Eberstadt. (Inventory #: 26309)