SUPPLEMENT TO THE ORLEANS AMERICAN / Speech of Hon. Noah Davis / The Issues of the Day Ably / Discussed / Reconstruction -- Public Debt Democratic Re- / pudiation -- Greenbacks and Bonds Taxa- / tion -- Espose of Democratic Mis- / representations -- Gov. Church / Under the Scalpel / [followed by the long speech, nine columns of dense text separated by thin bold lines, the final column and a quarter filled with news stories, mostly political, and a poem].
[Albion, NY: ca. 1868]. Printed broadside supplement to the newspaper, 28 1/2 x 23 inches, 70 x 58 cm. the headline printed in larger bold capitals, the balance of the title at the head of the first column. Noah Davis (1818-1902), a Republican, was running for Congress to represent New York's 28th District, to replace Lewis Sulye who was not running for reelection. Davis' speech addresses the negative effects of the Democratic Party on the Reconstruction Acts, and takes to task the Democratic nominee for President, Horatio Seymour, who was opposing Ulysses S. Grant in the 1868 election. Davis won his election to Congress in 1868, serving until July, 1870, when Grant appointed him U.S. District Attorney for Southern New York; he later served as a judge on the New York Supreme Court, presiding over the trials of William H. "Boss" Tweed, sentencing him to 12 years for embezzlement and interfering with municipal elections (cf. DAB). The "Orleans American" was a weekly, published in Albion, N.Y., 1832-1943 (the final 33 years under the title "Orleans American and Weekly News"). Apparently not recorded separately on OCLC. Old fold lines, but very good otherwise. (11248). Item #63948