Summary of Content: Published by the Loyal Publication Society of New York. Number 34 in a series. Reprinted from the New York Ledger. Includes a letter written by John Quincy Adams on the Monroe Doctrine; reprinted from the Providence Journal and dated August 11, 1837. Also includes an excerpt from a speech given by George Cunning on the relations of Portugal, in the House of Commons, December 12, 1826.
Background: The Loyal Publication Society consisted of two groups, one based in New York and the other in New England. During the American Civil War, it published pamphlets and broadsides supporting the Union and blasting Copperheads, or Southern sympathizers. , In addition to distributing materials “of unquestionable loyalty,” the societies were active in both state and national politics, allied with the Republican Party.