1819 · Hartford
The author surveys the relative harmony of the national and local political landscape, noting particularly the adoption of the Connecticut Constitution enlarging the suffrage to male citizens of age 21, and placing all religious denominations "on a perfect level." However, he deplores the system of caucusing, arguing that it is an illicit "combination" and that its "foulest corruption has defiled the sanctuary of legislation." Nearly all state officers have been replaced by incompetents under the caucus system.
Sabin 97175. AI 49643. (Inventory #: 30126)