Death of Polk

June 22, 1849

“The death of the late Ex-President of the United States is announced to have taken place last Friday night near Nashville, Tennessee. His complaint was chronic diarrhea.  The transition from the Presidential chair to the grave has been swift and startling.  Neither humanity, nor justice, nor liberty, has any cause to deplore the event. He probably died an unrepentant man-stealer. His administration has been a curse to the country, which will extend to his posterity.”