St. Augustine: / Saturday, October 17, 1840. / "Principles and the People." / For President of the United States / M. Van Buren. / [followed by a one paragraph endorsement of Van Buren in the upcoming election against William Henry Harrison, news from local elections for state legislators and senators, anti-Whig notices, a song "The St. Augustine Loco Foco Dance" (in five verses), and port, business, and legal ads and notices, all printed in four columns, many of the ads and notices with small bold headlines.]

St. Augustine, (FL): [Florida Herald & Southern Democrat], 1840. Broadside newspaper, 16 x 12 inches, perhaps an extra, employing several type sizes and styles, including a nice, though small, displaytype in the head.. Clearly a local organ for the Democratic Party; Buckingham Smith received enough votes for a spot in the state legislature representing St. John's County; Van Buren lost his campaign for reelection,
with the war-hero Harrison succeeding him, albeit briefly. Servies 1117 (for the newspaper, this issue not listed separately). Gregory American Newspapers, 821-1936, p. 98 (for the newspaper); none of the holdings for her census of this newspaper include this issue. Old folds, ink docket on the verso, uniformly tanned, otherwise a very good example.
(#5068). Item #50697

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