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An unusual Massachusetts paper denouncing the Hartford Convention: "Three States, whose recourses, and exports consist only of potatoes, mules and grindstones, to think of giving laws to the Union, is so truly ridiculous, that we can scarcely refrain from laughing when we think of the project..."
The November 23, 1814 edition of the Boston Patriot, (Published by Davis C. Ballard), 4pp, 14.5" x 19.75". Light chipping and tears at margins, light toning from dampstains. An unusual issue in that the front page of this decidedly Democratic organ bears a complex engraving lampooning the recently-called Hartford Convention entitled, "COMPARATIVE VIEW, of the AMERICAN CONFEDERATION with the Hartford Convention States." At once side we find the "American Union!!!" topped by an eagle and listing the American states and territories (save for three). To the right we find Massahusetts, Connectciut, and Rhode Island under the banner of the "HARTFORD CONVENTION" which is topped by a crown emblazoned with the words, "DIGNITY" and not so subtlety styled as a "BRITISH UNION." The article reads, in very small part: "It is a painful task to be obliged to expose the weakness of our own native State. But when deluded men advance sentiments of resistance and rebellion to the Union, and talk of their
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