Saturday, September 13, 2008

Wonderful Victory

The Dubuque Herald is tickled almost to death because the democrats have carried Dubuque at the recent municipal election. In a vote of 2,700, the democratic candidate for Mayor has 319 majority where that party used to give 1,500! And this result is so pleasing to that tory sheet that it fills two columns with pictures representing eagles, roosters, Indians, Negros, &c., &c., expressive of its joy. It is a big thing. It’s a circumstance almost beyond credence that in a city of nearly three thousand voters a majority can be induced by any means far or foal, to follow the lead of a miserable traitor like Mahoney, even in a municipal election.

– Published in the Burlington Daily Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Thursday, April 10, 1862

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