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              Democratic ticket, and if his cause was good he was a disgrace to
it.   He bade King Mob not think or cavil at individual names,
�to go the whole Democratic ticket and nothing but it.�  Concluding,
his auditors trooped after a band of music, playing nigger melodies, around
the ward, to shew their strength and patriotism.
  6. Tuesday. Drawing all day.  The Jersey election being held 
opposite the house & had an opportunity to witness it.  Very simple and
effective mode.  Bar placed across the building, behind which are men
to take down the names of the voters, as they give their tickets into the
hands of a person who places it in the ballot box, which is locked. If
any difficulty or question arise the voter is sworn, if perjured he is
liable to some year or so in the States prison. Natheless it is done,
and often.  Ben Haun and Rankin strong on the Democratic side;
albeit Ben has no right to vote yet, not being of age.  His brother
being, has the right, which he don�t care to exercise, considering,
and perhaps very justly, both parties to be rogues.   Great �gorging�
(as Wing phrased it) appears to be done.  Lists of names printed
headed by a name of one party, while all beneath are of the opposing,
so that the superficial voter may be deceived thereby.   In the paper
the other day I saw a letter printed, purported to be a copy of one
sent by a candidate, villanously miss-spelt, to create the impression
of his ignorance and incapacity. Next day in good english he pronoun-
ces it an impudent forgery.               
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