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

Item # 698008

July 19, 1828

UNITED STATES' TELEGRAPH--EXTRA, Washington, July 19, 1828  

* Rare campaign periodical
* General Andrew Jackson

This is the volume 1, number 19 issue. 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.
The front page is take-up with: "Gen. Jackson's Qualifications As A Legislator".
Sixteen pages, 5 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches, scattered foxing, minor loss at the bottom of the front leaf, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War