Boston: Beals, Greene, & Co., 1852. 24 pp. Two columns. 8vo. Stitched self wrappers. First edition. A very good copy, scant foxing to wrappers, vertical mail fold. Not in Miles. Not in Sabin. Item #43708
At head of title: From the Boston post. Written in response to rumors and allegations from the Whig party that Franklin Pierce was religiously intolerant, especially aimed at Irish Catholics. "in American political contests the searching questions ought to be ever, as to a candidate, ’Is he honest? is he capable? Is He Faithful to the Constitution?’ while an approach to any thing like the popery cry of the British Tory party, or an appeal to a sect as such, ought to be severely denounced as violative of the spirit of our institutions." Also includes "vote of the towns", the convention of 1850 and the religious test, amendments of the Constitution concerning religion, Catholic sentiment, and more.