1798.040: Lord save us, the Congress are fighting!

Published: 1798

Full Title: Lord save us, the Congress are fighting! A new song: tune--"The night before Larry was stretch'd."

Author: -----

Place Issued: Alexandria

Issuing Press: Thomas & Westcott

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; (broadside).


Text contains the lyrics to a song of thirteen stanzas, printed in two columns. Subject is the beating of Vermont Republican Matthew Lyon (1749-1825) by Connecticut Federalist Roger Griswold (1762-1812) on floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on February 15, 1798; the writer contrasts the Federalists' advocacy for social order with this disordered event. Sheet lacks printer credit; Evans attributed this title to the press of Thomas & Westcott, then the Republican printers in Alexandria, as opposed to the Federalist press of Price & Gird; that assignment is included in this Index in the absence of other evidence.

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