The Acquisitions Table: Appeal to the Democracy

Appeal to the Democracy (Augusta, ME).  Oct. 10, 1840.

Over the past few years AAS has acquired a number of campaign newspapers. These are always desirable due to their short existence, rarity, and political content. The Whig Battering-Ram was a revival of a campaign paper with a similar title from the 1840 election. It supported Henry Clay and was published by the Ohio State Journal, edited by Rufus B. Sage. Only one file is known of this title. Appeal to the Democracy was a Democratic Republican paper supporting Martin Van Buren for President. This paper was issued during elections in 1838, 1840, and 1844, but only two issues were known from the 1840 election until this one turned up.

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