Lot 395: 1868 Newspaper Impeachment + Acquittal of President Andrew Johnson, Delhi, NY
October 29, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
1868 Newspaper: Acquittal of President Andrew Johnson
May 20, 1868-Dated, Acquittal of President Andrew Johnson, Newspaper "THE DELAWARE EXPRESS," Delhi, NY, Fine.
This Newspaper is from the General John Bradstreet estate, and the name of one of his relatives appears above the masthead on the front page. It has 4 pages, 22" x 15", scattered age, some marginal tears on the first page, and one of the advertisements on the third page has been circled. The important content in this edition appears in two columns on Page 2, where the acquittal of President Andrew Johnson "on the Eleventh Article" is announced. In an accompanying editorial, the "Albany Express" heaps invectives upon the seven Republican Senators who abandoned their party and voted for acquittal. Labeling them "The Recreant Senators," this article holds nothing back. This paper provides a great comparison to the recent attempt to impeach President Clinton and the importance of politics in such an action.