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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.10.198
From Archive Folder Collection of Joseph M. Maitland 
Title A. W. Tibbits to J. M. Maitland and family sharing his dismay at the outcome of the election for clerkship, and noting that a drinker and gambler won
Date 17 April 1884
Author Tibbits, A. W. (fl. 1884 -1886)  
Recipient Maitland, Joseph M.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Reports his nephew was also a candidate for clerk of the county. Expresses dismay at the outcome of the election; "...the only drinking gambling whoring man got it..." Mentions the poor health of one of the horses, "...I think at the next moon she will go blind..." Complains about the quality of the circulars he received. Letter is brown with small holes and fraying on the edges.
Subjects Politics  Election  Government and Civics  Morality and Ethics  Gambling  Sexuality  Alcohol  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  
People Maitland, Joseph M. (1839-1918)  Tibbits, A. W. (fl. 1884 -1886)  
Place written Clarksville, Illinois
Theme Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Joseph Maitland enlisted on 8 August 1862 as a Private. He was mustered into "G" Co. OH 95th Infantry. He was mustered out 31 May 1865 at Memphis, Tennessee.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945