Author: [Giles, William Branch]
Title: Plain Matters of Fact, Undenied and Undeniable. One at a Time
Place Published: [Richmond]
Date Published: 
57pp. (4to) 24.8x15.5 cm (9¾x6¼”), disbound but tied together with string, printed in two columns, uncut.
Prints articles concerning the presidential election of 1828 first published in the Richmond Enquirer, chiefly critical of Henry Clay.
Giles (1762-1830) was a prominent statesman during Jefferson's administration and a staunch anti-Federalist in the early years of the Republic. Despite his hatred of the Federalists, he broke with Jefferson and Madison over states' rights. He retired in 1815, only to resurface in politics in 1824 to attack Monroe, Clay, and John Quincy Adams, all in the name of states' rights. He was elected governor of Virginia in 1827, fighting against what he saw as federal usurpation of states' rights.