1845 · [Hamilton, NY?
The invitation lists 24 'Managers', and Clark R. Nash and Alphonso Gilbert as 'Room Managers.' "TICKETS- $1,25, to be had at the Bar." The ball was to celebrate Polk's recent presidential victory and to commemorate General Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815. Annual balls were held throughout the country on January 8th to celebrate this final battle, including several in 1845 in New York.
This ball was held at Hamilton Centre in Hamilton, Madison County, New York. The Managers were prominent Hamilton citizens. [Smith, John E.: HISTORY OF HAMILTON, NEW YORK... Boston History Co.: 1899.]. (Inventory #: 34341)