[N.p. 1828]. 8pp. Folded half sheet. Some foxing. A very good, unsophisticated copy. Untrimmed and unopened. Item #WRCAM53821
A scarce anti-Jackson pamphlet from the 1828 presidential campaign. According to the preface, the author, Dr. James L. Armstrong, is, "A gentleman of irreproachable character in the State of Tennessee, near the place where Gen. Jackson himself resides. Dr. Armstrong served in the last war, and is a highly respected member of the Methodist church." In this short screed, he demonstrates Jackson's "intemperate life and character" by describing more than a dozen duels, challenges, and other altercations, including detailed descriptions of the fight with Thomas Hart Benton and the notorious Dickinson duel. He claims that these are "only a short extraction" of Jackson's belligerence, and that he has evidence of "nearly one hundred fights or violent and abusive quarrels. WISE & CRONIN 143.