Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 187

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(PRESIDENTS--1848.) Printed circular letter of the "Central Rough and Ready Club of Kanawha County" in support of Zachary Taylor. Printed letter, 12 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches, signed in type by S. Patrick and 4 others, as the Central Executive Committee, with additional notes in manuscript, addressed to a supporter on verso (no postal markings); one-inch seal tear in text area, other minor wear and foxing. Charleston, WV, 23 September 1848

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This letter announces the formation of districts of Taylor supporters in Kanawha County, VA (now West Virginia), and names in manuscript the 6 members of the Committee of Vigilance for District 6. A paragraph is devoted to the merits of General Taylor, "a man who for forty years has been in the service of his country, and who by his sterling good sense--his faculty of doing right--has shown himself equal to any emergency." His principles are called as "conservative as are those of Mr. Clay, or as were those of General Washington." No other examples of this circular have been traced.