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Publications of the Illinois State Historical Library Volume 14 (Paperback) Loot Price: R423
Discovery Miles 4 230
Publications of the Illinois State Historical Library Volume 14 (Paperback): Us Government, Illinois State Historical Library
Publications of the Illinois State Historical Library Volume 14 (Paperback): Us Government, Illinois State Historical Library

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Publications of the Illinois State Historical Library Volume 14 (Paperback)

Us Government, Illinois State Historical Library

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...turn up next. In these informal discussions, the democrats proposed that they would write five names and the "steers" might accept or select one of the five and the democrats would join in his election. "No," said the "steers," "but we will write five names and you democrats may select one and we will join in his election." These propositions seemed near accomplishment, but finally ended in talk. There was a strong effort made the next day to stampede the joint session, first to one dark horse then to another, but without success. Much confusion and excitement prevailed, and in the forenoon of the day preceding the election, Captain Parish (a "steer") made a bold guess and uttered it in a bold remark to a group of democratic senators: "There will be no election today, but tomorrow a senator will be elected, and on the first ballot." This remark soon permeated the whole democratic membership of the Legislature. 'The next morning (January 25th) three democratic senators came to Captain Parish and asked if it was still his opinion that a senator would be elected that day. On his affirmative answer, they asked him whom they (the "steers") had to offer them (the democrats). He answered in a confident manner, "Judge Davis." The group of democratic senators received the proposition with favor, and sent word to the House democrats to line up at once for Judge Davis and he would be elected. It was at once agreed that the democrats and greenbackers ("steers") should march in pairs from the Senate to the House chamber for the joint ballot. Parish and Mr. Archer from Pike county led the procession. Their serene, confident manner showed that something had been...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2013
First published: 2013
Authors: Us Government • Illinois State Historical Library
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 184
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-24529-0
Barcode: 9781234245290
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-234-24529-9

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