1847 · Concord
'The Rough and Ready,' a short-lived periodical, supported the Mexican War and denounced the "treasonable" conduct of the opposition. Despite its title, a respectful term referring to the Whig General and future President Zachary Taylor, it was a Democratic and anti-Whig organ. Indeed, it has harsh words for Taylor: "HE FURNISHES CREOLE VIRGINS FOR THE 'HELLS' OF NEW ORLEANS."
The "Principles of the Federal Party," i.e., the Whigs, would "go for a dissolution of the Union if slavery be not abolished." 'The Rough and Ready' charges that the Whigs have a "negro in their service"-- one "Milton Clarke, a fugitive slave"-- for the upcoming campaign.
Hammond, Bibliography of the Newspapers and Periodicals of Concord, N.H. page 28. (Inventory #: 26979)