The Representative of the 3d Brigade / or / A Jackass in a Lion's Skin. / [short ornamental rule] / Tune — "Paddy's Wedding." / [followed by stanzas of lyrics interspersed with comments on American military interests, especially of General Jessup in Florida fighting the Seminoles]

Hartford, CT: Jan 7, 1836. Printed broadside, 11 x 8 1/2 inches, the head in two type styles, one a bold italic. A satirical piece written at the expense of a thinly disguised Connecticut militia officer, portrayed here as a dandy and a dilettante, thinking he might be called to Florida to replace an unsuccessful Jessup and rise to high office when he's unable to make his way through a local society ball. The subtitle is taken from an Aesop fable, "Ass in the Lion's Skin" (i.e., fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool). Not in American Imprints. Not recorded on OCLC. Central vertical fold rumpled (with a small hole affecting several letters, repaired on verso), foxed; still a very good copy of a rare broadside. (#5040). Item #58061

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