|Full Title||Religious liberty in danger : a vindication of the Whig Party from the Charge of hostility to Catholics and foreigners / by a Catholic Layman.|
|Date Added||13 January 2014|
|Publisher||[Philadelphia? : s.n.]|
OA F158.44.C18 1844 16 p. ; 25 cm. Sabin, 69351. NUC, 0160859. A defense of the Whigs and their presidential tickey headed by Henry Clay against Democratic charges that they are hostile to Catholics and immigrants. Amos Kendall an old Jacksonian, had tarred the Whigs with responsibility for "the late disgraceful riots in Philadelphia" by a Nativist mob, calling its participants "Whigs under a new name." Attacking Kendall "and his Locofoco brethren," the author is confident that American Catholics will not be tricked: Catholics "are free in their political opinions," and "too intelligent and discerning to be influenced by the political bawds who seek their favor by sycophancy and deception. They are the last people to be gulled, because none are firmer in their political principles," Villanova copy uncut.