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"Is Samuel J. Tilden a Reformer? Testimony of The New York Times." A two sided printed sheet issued to The New York Times' reversal of opinion regarding Democratic presidential candidate Samuel E. Tilden.

Nationasl Democratic Committee: NY nd (1876?) Approx. 5.5 x 3.5 and expands to 11 x 17. Toning, fold creases, a few small tears else good. Comes with : an article clipped from "The Nation" entitled "The Attack on Mr. Tilden," creased, light toning and a few small edge tears. Tilden was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1872 and took a leading part in brining down not only Boss Tweed and his gang but the "Canal Ring" (where funds meant to go to canals in various states were misappropriated by members of both political parties). An impressive candidate, rumors were started (possibly by the Republican Party) that there were irregularities in his and fellow lawyers' dealings with the railroads in the 1850s/1860s. This, however, was not the reason he did not become president The 1876 election was disputed because of ballot problems with the states of Florida (sound familiar?), Louisiana, South Carolina and Oregon. The "Electoral Commission" settled the dispute and decided in favor of the Republican candidate, Rutherford B. Hayes. Scarce.


Book Id: 98-1908

Price: $50.00

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