An Oration Delivered at Holliston, Mass. on the Fourth of July, 1839, at the Request of the Democratic Citizens of the Ninth Congressional District. A. H. Everett, Alexander Hill.

An Oration Delivered at Holliston, Mass. on the Fourth of July, 1839, at the Request of the Democratic Citizens of the Ninth Congressional District.

Boston: Henry L. Devereux, Printer, 1839. 48 pp. 8vo. Removed. First edition. Lacking the wrappers, slight foxing, mostly to the last few leaves, else very good. Sabin 23732n. Amer. Imprints 55567. Item #28369

A strong campaign piece in support of Van Buren and attacking the opposition, including Massachusetts leaders: "Instead of this the political relation assumed by Massachusetts towards the General Government has been for forty years past... sometimes almost rebellious opposition.... The members of the legislature and the delegation of the Commonwealth in Congress are employed... not in facilitating the action of the General Government, but in thwarting its efforts and embarrassing [it]." Everett also spends much time attacking those opposed to Van Buren's Independent Treasury Bill (ie. the Whigs, and specifically Daniel Webster and Henry Clay). Alexander Hill Everett (1792-1847) was Minister to Spain who later switched his party from Whig to Democrat and was blamed for the 1839 loss of his brother, Edward Everett, for reelection as governor. OCLC shows 10 copies.

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