Lancaster, PA: 1856. Folio broadside. 495 x 330 mm. (19 1/2 x 13 inches). Text printed in five columns. Matted. Several tiny holes, affecting a few words.
Substantial reportage, with text printed in six point type, of an anti-Fremont, pro-Buchanan rally, held at the home of James Buchanan. This was billed as the "Greatest Political Meeting Ever Held in Pennsylvania," with 50,000 people in attendance. The sons of Henry Clay and Daniel Webster were present and spoke on behalf of the Democratic State Ticket.
The speeches dealt chiefly with the results of the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the resistance of the Abolitionists to it, noting that Connecticut was the first, ahead of the Keystone State, to vote to arrest the tide of disunionism fomented by the abolitionists. Democratic speakers favored the preservation of the Union, an end to sectionalism, and the protection of the constitution.
Not cited in OCLC, or at AAS, Library Company, American Philosophical Society or NYPL. Item #334