1865 · Philadelphia
The State Central Committee reminds voters of Democrats' defeatism, bordering on treason, in the 1864 elections. "Both parties went into the contest with their principles plainly inscribed upon their banners." Despite the utter defeat of the rebellion, the Democratic Party continues to denounce Lincoln, the Republicans, and the War. "The 'Sic Semper Tyrannis' of the ever-to-be-execrated Booth conveys no greater insult to the memory of Abraham Lincoln" than does the message of the Democratic Party.
The Union Committee endorses military reconstruction-- particularly because the South rejected President Johnson's mild policies with "defiance and hostility"-- and assures voters that "negro suffrage and negro equality" are not Union policies, despite Democrats' "extraordinary efforts to mislead and deceive their fellow-citizens."
Not in LCP or Sabin. OCLC notes fourteen institutional locations. (Inventory #: 28392)