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    Martin Van Buren: Circa 1836 Cartoon. Democratic candidate and Jackson heir apparent, Martin Van Buren, isn't feeling well in this 16" x 10" cartoon lithographed by H. R. Robinson. He is throwing up "Promises Vows [and] Professions". It is titled "Mr. Van Shuffleton and his Physician Sam." The doctor appears to be an early version of Uncle Sam who holds Van Buren's letter to opposition leader Sherrod Williams. Apparently, Van Buren went back on the promises made in that letter, including the distribution of surplus money generated by tariffs and duties. It has one border tear and has been linen-backed some time ago. There is also minor foxing, as shown.

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    May, 2012
    12th Saturday
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