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

Item # 655537

March 21, 1828

UNITED STATES' TELEGRAPH--EXTRA, Washington, March 21, 1828  

* Rare campaign periodical
* Andrew Jackson

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.
Included is a letter from Jackson from the War of 1812, also: "The Private Integrity of Mr. Adams" & "Mr. Adams Political Integrity - Why Did John Q. Adams Turn Democrat?"
Sixteen pages, 5 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches, scattered foxing, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War