MANUSCRIPT LETTER ADDRESSED TO CHARLES P. BROWN, NEW YORK, SEPT. 21, 1844, FROM WM. THRONEBERRY: D. SIR, UNDERSTANDING THAT THE GRAND JURY ARE INVESTIGATING THE SUBJECT OF ILLEGAL VOTING, I REJOICE IN THIS MOVEMENT AND SHALL BE GLAD TO AIDE IN THIS INVESTIGATION. WE WERE SATISFIED THAT THERE WAS ILLEGAL VOTING IN THE 12TH WARD AND APPOINTED A COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE SUBJECT...| WM. THRONEBERRY, COR 6TH AVENUE & 43D. [On verso: MR. CHARLES P. BROWN, FORMAN OF THE GRAND JURY].

[New York: 1844]. 6.5" x 8", one leaf. Three light vertical folds. Very Good.

In the 1844 election, New York City's voters cast 35% more votes than there were people. Charles P. Brown, to whom this letter was addressed, was on the Board of Assistant Aldermen for New York City from 1843-44, and was foreman of the grand jury investigating the anomaly. He was also assessor and town supervisor of Alabama, New York; and a representative from Genesee County in the General Assembly. Item #27407

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