1804.063: The Pudding proved By eating of it.

Published: 1804

Full Title: The Pudding proved By eating of it: or, Fact: the decider of controversy, &c. A Poem. Being a serious appeal to all our American citizens on this point, to wit, whether Thomas Jefferson's administration doth not announce, That he is the man that should be re-elected to the presidential chair; and continued at the helm of government.

Author: An Old Citizen.

Place Issued: Virginia

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 24 pgs.; 22 cm. (8vo).


Imprint states: "Monroe County, Virgina―1804." There was no press operating then in that county, as the unnamed author notes in the text: "I live in the back woods, far from press of types, and talk of men; Yet from what I read and hear, that comes in way but now & then, by visit of judicious men, or an undisguised print, That can each dare to give, of men and things, right informing hint; … [p. 10]." As the content support's Jefferson reelection, this poetical work undoubtedly issued from a Republican press, although those then nearest to Monroe were at some distance in Staunton and Lynchburg; so while clearly a Virginia title, its place of publication cannot be discerned.

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