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Rich Political Content Penned By A Massachusetts' Politico As State Elections Near In 1832. Autograph Letter Signed, "F. Robinson." 2 ¼ pages, 8" x 10 ¼". Marblehead. July 18, 1832. Addressed on integral leaf to "Eliphalet Case Esq., Lowell Mass." "…I have just returned from a journey, & just received yours of the 9th concerning the State Address. I hardly know what answers to give to your enquires. I should think however, that the address should not appear untill [sic] after the Nationals hold their conventions. The shorter time it appears before the election, provided there is time to publish it in all the papers., I should think the better, so that it may be fresh in the mind of the electors. An address of a very democratic cast, like that of last year, I think, will have the most effect. Let the man in the field, with the hoe & the axe & the man in the work ship with the mechanic tool, know that our party is friendly to his interest. This "string," I think, "Should be pulled hardest." I think we ought to make the most of the bunk veto, excite the fears of the people against a monied [sic] and against a professional aristocracy & against the union of them both. The craft of those should be exposed who wish for the continuation of a U.S. Revenue of many millions more than sufficient to meet the exigencies of Govt., for the purpose taxing the people, individually on American goods & in order to have the interest of the surplus revenue to be divided among the bank stockholders. It ought to be shown how these different branches of the "American system" are made to sustain each other. It should be shown that the present executive officer of this state has already held his office too long, even if he were what he ought to be, according to any fair democratic rule of "rotation in office" But it ought to be Shown that he has apostatized from democracy, & betrayed those, who trusting in his hypocritical professions & assumptions, raised him into power, that he has connected & identified himself with all the aristocracies of the time serentine [serpentine?] course to unite the lukewarm among the republican party, with the whole body of the old federal party, to continue him in office. Much should be said in favor of our candidates but I know not what. Would it not be well to have a meeting of the Committee in Boston before the publication of the address. Perhaps it would be well for each member to prepare something & perhaps something good might be compiled from all Your very respectfully F. Robinson N.B. Have the goodness to tell me mother & sister that my health is better although I am not yet well F.R." Pinholes at folds and wax seal on integral leaf, not affecting text. Else Very Fine. Rich political content penned during the years when President Andrew Jackson succeeded in solidifying the Democratic-Republicans as a powerful national political party.
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The Writer Corresponds With The Newspaper Publisher, Eliphalet Case

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Auction closed on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
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