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    Henry Clay: Democrats of New York Silk Ribbon. This 3" x 7.75" silk ribbon was worn by voters of the 2nd Ward at the "Grand Mass Convention of the Democratic Clay Clubs, New-York, Oct. 30, 1844." It depicts the Whig nominee, striking a presidential pose, while standing on a rock between a sailor and factory worker. Clay chose to focus on "A Protective Tariff" and oppose the annexation of Texas, to his downfall, but not regret (he was famous for saying "I'd Rather Be Right than President"). Save for an inconsequential edge stain, it is in glorious condition, with the original sheen. Despite the support of Democrats at this end-of-campaign, pre-election day rally, Clay was, by his own words, "Defeated again!"

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    November, 2010
    17th Wednesday
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