[New York]: n.p., 1850. 1 sheet. 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches. First edition. A very good+ clean copy with mail folds, small watermark in one corner, leaf browning at edges. Item #43049
Opposes candidate William D. Greene and calls for the Whig Nominating Committee of the Eighteenth Ward to select a different candidate for State Assembly. William D. Greene was a clerk for Harvey Hart in the NYC Bureau of Taxes who lived in the 18th Ward (15th St. near Fifth Avenue). Already in 1850 the New York City Whig Party was fracturing with a contingent opposing the Compromise of 1850. The conflict had come to a head just a month before this letter, when the conservative faction left the convention under the leadership of Francis Granger and were known as the Silver Gray Whigs. Perhaps Greene was caught in the cross fire. OCLC locates only one copy: New York Historical Society.