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Manuscript Letter August 15, 1856-Dated, Important Political Content Manuscript Letter Signed, "Cornelius L. Gordon," regarding the 1856 Presidential Election, with Integral Transmittal Cover, Fine. This highly charged Political Letter measures about 7.75" x 10", 2 pages, from Cornelius L. Gordon at Lehmann Centre (PA.), addressed to C. D. Linskill, writing about the Candidates in the upcoming 1856 Presidential Election. The 1856 Presidential Election Campaign was a three-way contest in which Democrat James Buchanan proved victorious against Republican John Fremont, and "Know Nothing" nominee Millard Fillmore. The primary issue for most voters was the expansion of Slavery. Here, Gordon writes, in part: "I think I can write something as much as to say that Fremont as near as I can tell is a man of good wit and cunning like any other dishonest man. Buchannan (sic) is a well-read man and appears to be very still, we hear more of his speeches. I believe him to be a little deceitful. Fillmore is a frank open spoken man does not fear to let the people know his mind. A man full of enthusiasm and freedom is for keeping the south on an equal footing with ourselves and giving them the same chance they form part of this great republic which should all be treated alike the south should have either the president or vice president from their parts because if the north possess the greatest number of electoral votes and elect a president to overrule the south the south will not Stand that neither would the north should the south possess the most electoral votes and should. Elect a president to overrule the north this would create a war between North and South which would end in the dissolution (sic) of this glorious Union... that is enough on politics for me today. (Gordon continues on for another paragraph, ending with:) ... I notice the prejudices of men the deceitfulness of women. I see the consequences of exciting politics, it ends in mobs and Buckshot fights." - Signed, "Cornelius L Gordon." With Integral Address Panel made out to "C. D. Linskill" in the bottom portion of the second page. Transmittal folds and light creasing, with scattered foxing, all four corners have been slightly rounded, minor pinholes, and a small repair replace paper loss along left margin edge not affecting any text. A historic political letter which concludes with a small hand-drawn patriotic "American Eagle" in flight, located near the writer's signature.
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1856 James Buchanan Presidential Election Political Content Manuscript Letter

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