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Broadside. Begins, "To the electors of the Western District. Fellow-citizens, In a few days you will again be called upon to exercise the distinguishing privilege of Freemen ? that of electing your Representatives to the Legislature. In discharging this duty, the great body of the people only want correct information, and they will generally choose the most able and faithful men to legislate for them.".

New York (state). Democratic-Republican Party.

Published by no publisher/printer [1806?], New York state, 1806
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A wall posting of the so-called "Lewisites" or "Quids," the faction of the Democratic-Republican party that supported Gov. Morgan Lewis of New York against the faction led by New York City Mayor DeWitt Clinton. This supports four candidates, "friends of the present administration [i.e., Gov. Morgan Lewis]," to fill vacancies in the Western District of the New York State Senate; the candidates, all former members of the state assembly, are Freegift Patchin, of Schoharie, Evans Wharrey, of Herkimer, John McWhorter, of Onondaga, and Joseph Annin, of Cayuga. Their names are printed at the end, followed by the words "The People's Choice" in bold letters. Included are attacks on the character of the opposing candidates, Salmon Buell, John Ballard, Nathan Smith, and Jacob Gebhard, and of particular interest is a spirited defense of the controversial Merchants' Bank. => An interesting window into the factional struggles within the party and the growing dominance of the western district in state politics. Text printed in double columns. Rare: We fail to trace any copies via OCLC. Folio (39 cm, 15.5"). [1] f. (verso blank). Not in Shaw & Shoemaker. As issued, with old folds. Short tear and spot in blank area of inner margin. A clean, very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 24637

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Title: Broadside. Begins, "To the electors of the ...

Publisher: no publisher/printer [1806?], New York state

Publication Date: 1806

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