[Delphi (Indiana): August 1, 1840]. Campaign broadside, 26 x 20 cm. Old fold lines, short tear along top margin, not affecting text. Addressed to "Fellow-Citizens" and signed in type by Albert L. Holmes. Holmes states that he is a candidate for office again. Having been defeated in the last election by H.B. Milroy, Holmes says that Milroy and his agent Dr. Grimes and a few men in Delphi resorted to "some desperate and iniquitous means...to succeed in ruining my prospects." Holmes states that the county's Surplus Fund has been mismanaged and upwards of $6000 "had been mostly used and appropriated to individual purposes." Holmes vows that he will see the matter investigated if elected, and that he will "vote against the construction of any canal or railroad" which threatens to increase the tax burden of the citizens. Item #65210
Delphi, Indiana was founded in 1828. The Milroys were early settlers in the area and Henry B. Milroy (ca.1805-1845) served as collector for Carroll County, appointed in 1828. He was later elected sheriff and by 1838 he was editor of the Delphi Oracle newspaper. A.L. Holmes had a law office in town. [see: "Recollections of the Early Settlement of Carroll County, Indiana," by Dr. James Hervey Stewart (Cincinnati: 1872)]. Besides newspapers seems to be earliest Delphi imprint. No listings found for this broadside on OCLC.