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Title:[Letter] 1844 Oct. 24, Nashville [to] A. Fergusson, Carthage, Ten[nessee] / C. Conner : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Conner, C.

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Date: October 24, 1844
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from C. Conner to A. Fergusson, dated October 24, 1844. Conner writes about the upcoming Presidential election. He hopes for Polk's victory. He outlines some strategies that the Democrats should employ to assure Polk's win.
Collection:Fergusson Papers
Box:IV-G-1 b3

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Nashville Oct [October] 24th 1844 A Ferguson [Fergusson] Esqr [Esquire]
Dear Sir

The Democracy here, now feel confident of carrying the State of Tenessee [Tennessee] on 5th Nov [November] for Polk , the only way which we can be defeated is by fradulent [fraudulent] & illegal voting by the Whigs, they are [unclear: fearfully ] desperate and will use any means to accomplish their purpeses [purposes] , it will require the united exertions of every Democrat to counteract their schemes, here we intend devoting the remainder of the time to the election, in making one continued and united exertion for our Principles, and wish every Democrat in the State to do likewise, let us make one united effert [effort] from this to the election & the State will be Redemed [Redeemed] beyond doubt, You have a hard county to contend in but the greater exertion & vigelence [vigilance] will be required, have the Ballot Boxes well watched, Swear every man who offers to vote out of his district, that he has not before voted, let no voter be at home on the day of election, if a Democrat is sick or unable to go let him be carried, Rouse up all our friends let them be out day & night, every man can do something, write our friends in Jackson County to be up & doing, let us all go it with a rush untill [until] 4 oclock the 5th Nov.

Yours truly
C Conner

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A Ferguson Esqr Carthage Tens [Tennessee]

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