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    War of 1812: Hartford Convention Satirical Cartoon by William Charles of Philadelphia. The Federalists, strongest in New England, had always opposed the War of 1812. In late 1814, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island organized a "constitutional" convention in Hartford with a view towards secession of the New England States. The chief conspirator in the plan was Senator William Plumer of New Hampshire (who, as a presidential elector in 1820, cast the single opposing vote to James Monroe). The convention lasted from December 15, 1814 to January 4, 1815. Five states sent twenty-six delegates. The Treaty of Ghent was signed prior to its adjournment, ending the war and all opposition to it. The 14" 9.25" [sight] engraved aquatint cartoon, titled "The Hartford Convention or Leap No Leap" ridicules the delegates, questioning their courage, patriotism and motives. They wish to abandon the land which produced a long line of heroes, identified in the lower left corner, including Andrew Jackson, the Hero of New Orleans. Signed "Wm. Charles", it is a classic American political cartoon. Published in December 1814 in partnership with Samuel Kennedy. Matted and framed to an overall size of 20" x 15.5".

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