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Catalog Number KSa020620
Collection Kate Strong Historical Library
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation 1868/10/28
Scope & Content No. 149 Broadway
New York, Oct. 28th, '68
Dear Sir,
Every style connected with the candidacy of H. A. Reeve, has been full of mischief to the Democratic party of our district.
So utterly unfit is he for public position, that he could not be elected even if another candidate, beside the Radical, were not in the field. It seems to be criminal folly, for a man thus to force himself on the party, through the medium of a nomination obtained by fraud, in excluding regular [illegible] and admitting bogus ones.
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He was nominated by the vote of Robert Chrystie of Richmond who had no more right to a seat in the convention than you or I. Dwight Townsend, the other candidate, has a good record, and is as regularly nominated as Reeve Townsend has been endorsed by the county convention of Richmond. Va. and will make a good run. He will be supported by prominent Democrats of Queens and Suffolk. I hope that you will do all you can to give Townsend a good vote at your polls.
Yours truly
Wm. H. Ludlow
Mr. Wm. S. Mount
Credit line Bequest of Ward Melville, 1977.