The life and public services of Hon. Samuel J. Tilden, democratic nominee for President of the United States. To which is added a sketch of the life of Hon. Thomas A. Hendricks, democratic nominee for Vice-President. THEODORE P. COOK.
The life and public services of Hon. Samuel J. Tilden, democratic nominee for President of the United States. To which is added a sketch of the life of Hon. Thomas A. Hendricks, democratic nominee for Vice-President.

The life and public services of Hon. Samuel J. Tilden, democratic nominee for President of the United States. To which is added a sketch of the life of Hon. Thomas A. Hendricks, democratic nominee for Vice-President.

New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1876. First edition, small 8vo, pp. vi, 443, [1], ii; 2 engraved portraits; original quarter brown morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt, edges marbled; binding, especially the spine, scuffed, internally very good or better. Tilden (1814-1886) was the democratic candidate for president in the most controversial election of the 19th-century, the 1876 election in which he lost by one electoral vote. The votes of Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina came under question and a commission was set up and eventually all questioned votes were given to Tilden's opponent, Rutherford B. Hayes. The democrats threatened to filibuster in the Senate and eventually the Compromise of 1877 was reached giving Hayes the election with the Republicans agreeing to withdraw from the south, bringing an end to the Reconstruction. Item #30401

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