Invitation and Ticket to The New York Republican Association of Washington DC, 1870.
Gibson Bros. , 1870. Slight soiling due to age, otherwise fine.. A single-fold 7" x 4 3/4" invitation for The New York Republican Association of Washington, DC on Wednesday Evening, April 27, 1870, at the Masonic Temp. Also includes A 2 3/8"x 2 3/8" thin paper ticket that reads "Republican Ticket Judiciary" on the front and lists the 6 judges on the Court of Appeals on reverse. Ornately decorated. With original envelope addressed to W. Martin Jones Esq. An Amendment to the New York Constitution, adopted in November 1869, re-organized the Court of Appeals. In April 1870, a new city charter for New York City was enacted by the New York State Legislature under instructions from William M. Tweed. The first municipal election under the new charter was scheduled for the same day, with the intention to swamp the strong upstate Republican vote with a heavy Democratic/Tammany vote in New York City.Boss Tweed's plan worked, and all five Democratic candidates were elected, leaving only two judgeships to the Republican minority.
(Inventory #: 28018253)
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