Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 51

Price Realized: $ 1,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(CIVIL WAR--BROADSIDES.) The Cost of a Rebel Peace: Plain Words for Working-Men. Letterpress broadside, 16 x 10 1/2 inches; minor foxing. New York: Union Executive Congressional Committee, [1864]

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In support of Lincoln's re-election campaign, this broadside addresses those who find the war taxes too high: "It isn't the Government that causes all this cost of war; it is the enemies of the Government who compel us to pay so dearly for its defence." It imagines the various disastrous consequences of a negotiated peace: "Our only hope of better days is in putting down the rebellion, and so gaining a Union peace. Reinforce Grant and Sherman--reelect Abraham Lincoln--and soon the rebellion will go down, and gold will go down, and prices will go down, and peace and plenty will come again to the home of the working-man." 5 in OCLC, and none traced at auction.