1850 Political Letter Critical of President Zachary Taylor
January 20, 1850-Dated, Choice Political Content Letter Critical of President Zachary Taylor, Choice Very Fine.
This 3 page Letter measures 10” x 8” datelined Merrimack, N.H., Jan. 20th, 1850. This Letter contains interesting content regarding the writer’s job hauling wood on a sled, local gossip and a verbal attack on President Zachary Taylor. He writes, in part:
“Hurrah for Old Taylor. He is the man for the West you say. I should think he was. Just look at some of his speeches that he made on his eastern tour. ‘Young American ladies, you will all be mother’, Gen. Taylor’s speech in a school room... his speech to Congress: ‘We are at peace with all the world, and seek to maintain our cherished relations of amity with the rest of mankind’. After he had made himself at peace with all of the world, I would ask what more he could do. He is a fool, a mere tool for a Whig Administration to play upon. He has cut off the heads of every officer that would have any influence in politics... We have not had so hard time for eight years as this has been, but it is good Whig times. I hope every Whig in the U. States will be made to feel the yoke of tories unto his heart’s content. It will be a good think for some of them, they will see how much they feel for the poor...”. Excellent period political content!