Hon. Rufus Choate on the Presidential Question.
[Boston]: [E.B. Foster & Co.?], 1856. 8 pp. 8vo. Removed. Reprint. A very good copy, two pinholes at lower margin. LCP. Afro-Americana 2297. Item #27767
From the "Boston Courier," August 14, 1856. Choate could not attend this meeting of The Whigs of Maine, so sent in his speech which declared the first duty of the Whigs was "to defeat and dissolve the new geographical party, calling itself Republican" and to thus vote for Buchanan instead of Freemont. The new party, he argues, is not needed since, except for Kansas, none of the other territories will go slave. But if the new party does gain office he predicts that "to the fifteen States of the South, the Government will appear an alien Government... It will appear a hostile Government... And then and thus is the beginning of the end."