Two (2) Rare New Market, Tennessee paper ephemera items: Henry Clay presidential campaign related newspaper draft/mock up, and 1833 imprint, Dolph's Encomiastic Remarks by Rev. Joshua Lawrence, 1st item: Draft/mock up for The Plain Dealer newspaper, Vol. I, No. 5, dated February 1843, published by A.P. Aston and J. F. Lucas, edited by Simon Pure and Berryann Sincere. The majority of the back page is dedicated to an endorsement of Whig Presidential candidate Henry Clay and affirmation of their political beliefs, writing "…We are not ashamed of our principles. We will maintain them with boldness and fearlessness. As to our political character and principles, we are, and ever have been and ever except to be, purely and genuinely Whigs…" The newspaper also states that they "…single out J[ames] C. Jones, as our choice, for the high trust of Governor of Tenne[s]see…". The front page includes a list of agents for the newspaper, local physicians, and also features poetry and fashion sections. 11 7/8" H x 14 7/8" W. Note: The 1844 United States presidential election was the 15th presidential election, held from Friday, November 1 to Wednesday, December 4, 1844. Democrat James K. Polk defeated Whig Henry Clay in a close contest turning on the controversial issues of slavery and the annexation of the Republic of Texas. Note: Whig candidate James C. Jones (1809-1859) was the tenth governor of Tennessee, and served from October 15, 1841-October 14, 1845. 2nd item: Dolph's Encomiastic Remarks, on a Patriotic Discourse, Delivered at Tarboro, North Carolina, July 4, 1830 by the Reverend Joshua Lawrence, Printed by McEffe and Huffard, New Market, TN, 1833. Six double-sided pages with self wrappers, stitched at spine. 5 1/2" H x 4 1/8" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The numbers 657 and 698 on the items may refer to an inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of William Graham (1786-1857), and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015). CONDITION: Both items with overall toning/acid burn. Possibly with later numerical ink inscriptions. 1st item: Tears, largest 2 5/8", to fold lines and edges of sheet. 2nd item: Pencil inscription top of front wrapper. top and bottom right corners are clipped.
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