An 1869 broadside in response to the proposed Fifteenth Amendment, titled “Republicans! Democrats! A Word with you about Negro Suffrage.”

This broadside is signed Oliver Ellsworth. Ellsworth (1745 to 1807) was a “founding father” who helped to draft the US Constitution, served as a senator from Connecticut, and was the third Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The creator of this broadside likely used Ellsworth’s name as a pseudonym.