[NY]: .  pp. 7.5 x 13 inches. Very good, folded, few edge tears, one obscuring a small portion of text, light soiling & ink bleed, contents legible. Item #44417
Unsigned and unpublished manuscript draft of a series of resolves supporting the Madison administration's policy towards Britain and ending with support for the nomination of Daniel Tompkins for Governor of New York and John Broome for Lt. Governor for the election of 1810.
"The alarming condition to which our country is reduced by the repeated aggressions of the belligerent powers of Europe makes it the indispensable duty of every true American to lay aside party animosity, and to stand forth in defiance of the violated rights of his country. and to tell them that we are determined to support our liberty and independence, at the hazard of our lives, against my power, whatever... therefore
Resolved: That we deem it high time for every citizen, who has the good of his country at heart, to rally around the standard of his government, to support our administration in every lawful attempt to resist foreign aggressions, and should they deem it necessary to have recourse to arms, we will cheerfully sacrifice our lives in defiance of our liberty
Resolved: That we approve the conduct of the President in dismissing Frances James Jackson, otherwise Copenhagen Jackson, for insulting our government, in charging it with a falsehood
Resolved: That we highly approve of the just rebuke of Thomas Sammons in defense of Jackson's conduct
Resolved: That we concur in the nomination of Daniel Tompkins for Governor and John Broome for Lt. Governor, as fit persons for those offices & whose capacity, has been tried to our satisfaction & that we will support them to the utmost of our power....
A wonderful document elucidating the issues and emotions driving the country apart and leading to the War of 1812.