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Col. W. P. Blodget..
Important resolutions suppressed!! After all the gasconade at the meeting, last evening, against the liberation of Dorr, and all the abuse heaped upon the Whigs and upon James F. Simmons, by Messrs. Whipple, Ames, and others, they refuse to pass the following resolutions, which were introduced by Col. W. P. Blodget..
publisher not identified], March 29, 1845. Broadside (approx. 10¼" x 7¼"), near fine. Reflects a split in the Whig / Law & Order coalition with regard to the release of Thomas Dorr from prison. Here, the Whigs call upon the Law & Order faction to essentially put up or shut up. Blodget's proposed resolution, ostensibly offered on behalf of the Law & Order wing of the party, pledges to Rhode Island voters that there will be no more overtures made to Dorr, and that there will be no pardon of Dorr if Gov. Fenner is reelected. But, "the chairman of the meeting would not allow the resolutions to be published in the [Providence] Journal as part of the proceedings of the meeting. The time is short - read and ponder." The split in the Whig / Law & Order Party over the question of a pardon for Dorr led to the election of the Know-Nothing candidate, Charles Jackson, in May of 1845. Dorr was released from prison on June 27, 1845. Not in American Imprints, Bartlett, Sabin, or OCLC. DeSimone & Schofield 77.
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (rulonmillerbooks) [Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States]
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