Washington DC: Union Office, 1856. Paperback. First Edition. The Whig Party died before the 1856 elections, killed by the Sectional Crisis. Where would the Party faithful go? To Fillmore, the former Whig Vice President, now running on the American [Know-Nothing] ticket? To Buchanan, the candidate of the Democrats, the only remaining national party? Or to Fremont, the first standard-bearer of the new Republican Party? These Maryland Whigs warn their constituents to stay away from the Republicans: "The triumph of sectionalism the death-knell of the Union." Avoidance of "northern or southern fanaticism" requires Whigs to "rebuke sectional fanaticism, and preserve our country ..." The American Party advocates an unseemly religious bigotry and, in any event, Fillmore is a throw-away vote. Lovers of the Union -- like the great Whig Henry Clay, were he alive today -- must therefore vote for Buchanan. Off-white paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Scattered light soiling and foxing throughout, but clean overall. 16 pages. AMER/060722. Very Good.