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Lewis Cass for President... Many illustrated ads...
The first election held on same day in all states...
Item # 660722
November 2, 1848
NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, September 28, 1848
* First election held by all on the 1st Tuesday of November
* Illustrated ads - one of a mermaid
The United States Presidential election of 1848 was the first election in which all states held their election on the same day. This also marked the 1st Tuesday of November as the fixed date for the national election.
This issue in particular has, at the top of the first column on page 2, an illustrated ad supporting "Lewis Cass for President and William O. Butler for Vice President" (see photo).
Various news of the day & a wealth of additional illustrated ads are found throughout, including one on the front page: "THE REMARKABLE FEJEE MERMAID."
Complete in 4 pages, various edge tears and creases, but in overall good condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War