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Short-lived campaign newspaper to elect Andrew Jackson...

Item # 644853

July 26, 1828

UNITED STATES' TELEGRAPH--EXTRA, Washington, July 26, 1828  This was a campaign journal "...devoted exclusively to the Presidential election..." as stated in the masthead. It was published by Duff Green, who had come to Washington to establish a newspaper to promote the candidacy of Andrew Jackson. Mott says, "Green proved to be of the hard-hitting politician type of editor." which could be taken literally as during the publication of the "Extra", Green got involved in a fist-fight in the Capitol.
This "Extra" is taken up almost entirely on "Sketch of John Q. Adams" and "An Exposition of the Political Character and Principles of John Quincy Adams..."
Sixteen pages, 5 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches, scattered foxing, otherwise in nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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