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Short-lived campaign newspaper supported Martin Van Buren...
Item # 662261
August 6, 1840
THE ROUGH-HEWER, Albany, New York, Aug. 6, 1840
* Very rare title
* Martin Van Buren
This was a short-lived campaign newspaper which supported Martin Van Buren for President. In the time before radio, television & the internet short-lived newspapers supporting various candidates were among the very few channels for showing support for a candidate. This title lasted for just 41 issues.
Almost the entire issue is taken up with the: "Speech of Mr. Williams...On the Independent Treasury Bill".
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition. An uncommon title.
Category: Pre-Civil War