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[Gillespie, David]:

TO THE VOTERS OF MADISON COUNTY.

[Madison County, IL?: 1868?] Broadside, 10" x 16.5" and printed in four columns. Some light old folds, lightly dusted and foxed, two margin stains. Good+. A rare broadside. Running for re-election as County Judge of Madison County, Illinois, Gillespie rebuts the false charge that, as Judge, he imposed "on the county a debt of fifty-thousand dollars to aid in building a railroad." Rather, the residents of the strip of county land through which a proposed line of the Decatur & East St. Louis Railroad would pass voted to assess themselves that amount, as they would "be especially benefitted by it." All Gillespie did was carry out the law. Gillespie's opponent had proposed a bill that would tax the entire county for the road's construction. OCLC 14179402 [1- A. Lincoln Pres. Library] [as of 1/12].


Book Id: 18826

Price: $350.00

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