Lot 28: Fascinating 1868 Republican presidential campaign circular, four pages, 5.5 x 9.5, entitled "The Duty of the Colored Voter." This interesting circular encourages the recently emancipated slaves to vote for Grant and the Republican Party in the upcoming elections, providing reasons in a question-and-answer dialogue. In part: "Question. With which party should the colored man vote? Answer. The Union Republican party; Q. Why should the colored man vote with that party? A. Because that party made him free and has given him the right to vote." Matted and framed with the pamphlet open to an overall size of 16.25 x 17, with a clear backing for viewing the additional pages. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and scattered creases.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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