[ABRAHAM LINCOLN BROADSIDE] The People's New Ten Commandments

[ABRAHAM LINCOLN BROADSIDE] The People's New Ten Commandments

Brooklyn: D.S. Holmes, [1864].

Near fine. A scarce pro-Lincoln political broadside couched in (pseudo) biblical language, supporting "Father Lincoln" over McClellan in the election of 1864. It recounts the Democratic nomination of McClellan (who is "ill-advised" and listens to "evil counsels") and implies that he will violate the "people's new ten commandments," which support liberty and freedom for all and include prohibitions against any compromise with the"slaveocracy" and against the desire "to possess thyself of any thing relating to the PECULIAR INSTITUTIONS of thy SOUTHERN NEIGHBORS." 9.75 x13 inches. Light dust soiling to lower margin, printed off center (as are other examples we've seen); else about fine.

Item #20531

Price: $900.00

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