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Newspaper "THE LIBERTY BELL" 4pp. large folio, San Francisco, November 1, 1884, with pro Benjamin Butler sentiment, including "HEAR THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE!!!" and reads "Ben Butler is the broadest American in America, and a constant and unchanging friend of the working man. His vilifiers and slanderers have always been monopolists and aristocrats. With him in the White House no ne anywhere will dare insult American citizens or put them in prison without a hearing. A national unification of the laboring classes will make Butler President." Much more. Fine condition. Benjamin Franklin Butler (1818-1893) was a major general of the Union Army, politician, lawyer and businessman from Massachusetts. Born in New Hampshire and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, Butler is best known as a political major general of the Union Army during the American Civil War, and for his leadership role in the impeachment of U.S. President Andrew Johnson. He was a colorful and often controversial figure on the national stage and in the Massachusetts political scene and ran several campaigns for Governor before his election to that office in 1882. In 1882, Butler successfully prosecuted Juilliard v. Greenman before the Supreme Court. In what was seen as a victory for Greenback supporters, the case confirmed that the government had the right to issue paper currency for public and private debts. Butler leveraged the win to run for President in 1884. Nominated by the Greenback and Anti-Monopoly parties, he was unsuccessful in getting the Democratic nomination, which went to Grover Cleveland. Cleveland refused to adopt parts of Butler's platform in exchange for his political support, prompting Butler to run in the general election. He sought to gain electoral votes by engaging in fusion efforts with Democrats in some states and Republicans in others, in which he took what were perceived in the contemporary press as bribes $25,000 from the campaign of Republican James G. Blaine. The effort was in vain: Butler polled 175,000 out of 10 million cast.
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Auction closed on Friday, July 24, 2020.
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