[Nashville: Printed by John P. Heiss, 1844]. 16pp. Modern half morocco and cloth, gilt. Modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Small marginal contemporary ink notation on first page, small stain on last few leaves, moderate toning, minor foxing. Else very good. Item #WRCAM49760
A rare pamphlet written as a defense of Ezekiel Polk, grandfather of James K. Polk, who was accused of playing an unpatriotic or lukewarm part in the American Revolution. "This pamphlet is an answer to charges typical of the kind thrown about in political campaigns, when a candidate’s private life and ancestry are turned inside out in the hunt for seamy spots" - Goodspeed. "An answer to the campaign-canard that Polk's grandfather had been a Tory" - Midland. Scarce, with only nine copies recorded in OCLC. AII (TENNESSEE) 115. GOODSPEED 203:933. MIDLAND NOTES 23:224. OCLC 7862755.