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Burges, Tristam
Fellow-Citizens of Rhode Island, Mr. Pearce and myself have been your public agents and Representatives for the last four years.
publisher not identified] August 22d, [Providence, 1829. Broadside, square folio (15½", 39 cm square); printed in triple columns separated by single rules, signed in type by Burges. Sheet toned with age stains, previous folds in eighths; some wear to margins with loss at corners, small loss of a few letters along the folds. Still, a decent copy with wide margins. A campaign document. The incumbents Burges and Dutee Jerauld Pearce were nominated at the Democratic convention at Newport but rump gatherings have nominated Judge Eddy and Job Durfee (at East Greenwich) and Elisha R. Potter and John D'Wolfe (at Bristol). Burges is particularly at pains to combat insinuations regarding his health raised by Eddy and Durfee, and slanderous claims regarding his loyalty to the party. Burges represented Rhode Island in Congress for five consecutive terms, 1825-1835, and Pearce for six, 1825-1837. Not in American Imprints; not in Bartlett; OCLC locates a single copy, at Brown; that copy (34 cm. x 31 cm.) is considerably cut down. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]

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