For Representative to Congress. Second District. Benjamin F. Newhall, of Saugus. To the Voters of the Second Congressional District.
Rare. Free Soil Party campaigning for Benjamin Franklin Newhall, abolitionist, politician, self-made businessman, stationmaster on the Underground Rail Road (UGGR) who helped formerly-enslaved African American fugitives seeking their freedom by moving onwards from stations in Boston. (Siebert)
Newhall was an unsuccessful Free Soil candidate for Massachusetts’s 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. This tract promoted Newhall and the Party’s “uncompromising hostility to the usurpations of Slaveholders,—the Slave power,—the power exercised by 300,00 men, owners of the 3,000,000 of Slaves.” ([p1])
Description: For Representative to Congress. Second District. Benjamin F. Newhall, of Saugus. To the Voters of the Second Congressional District.
[Np, likely Massachusetts: np, 1848]. Large single sheet folded down to form 8pages; untrimmed, as issued. One fold line expertly strengthened with tissue.
OCLC, AAS, Peabody, NYPL, Duke.