Carrier's Address Broadside: "The Carrier Boy's Address to the Patrons & Friends of 'The Sterling Weekly Republican.'" One page, 12" x 16", January 1, 1858, [Sterling, Kansas]. Carrier's addresses were poems given by newspapers to their subscribers on New Year's Day which typically recounted the major news events of the previous year. Many addresses were part of the body of the newspaper, but some, like this example, were published separately as a broadside, making them rare and desirable. After the rise of larger newspapers in the 1870s, the tradition began to die. This broadside, from the two-year-old Sterling Weekly Republican, covers many important topics from 1857, such as slavery:

    "In Freedom's van it [the Sterling Weekly Republican] took its stand,
    For Liberty o'er all our land;
    In Freedom's ranks it still remains,
    And will, whilst Slavery clanks its chains,
    And threatens to pollute our territorial plains!";

    President James Buchanan:

    "Old Buck, our Nation's President,
    Tho' of the North a resident.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    Sneers at Freedom's dire disasters
    And licks the feet of his Southern masters.
    His doom by history will be written-
    'Died from being slavery smitten'".

    Also covered are the Democratic and new Republican Parties. The text is printed in blue ink, but the centered 1858 calendar is in red ink. Fine condition.

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