1869 The Wig and the Jimmy, or a Leaf in the Political History of New York
The Wig and the Jimmy, or a Leaf in the Political History of New York is a limited printing of 2000 copies for distribution to the Congress of the United States. That meant each Congressman received only 4 copies of this rare pamphlet. It was a description of the election frauds in the 1868 election that involved fraudulent naturalizations of possible constituents of one of the political parties in the election. Naturalization certificates were stolen and then filled out so the recipients could vote in the 1868 election. Pictures and descriptions (including their names) of the members of this criminal ring are included in the pamphlet.
This is a quote from abebooks about this pamphlet:
'A review, on behalf of the Union League of New York, of fraud and corruption in the 1868 presidential election, with Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall as the ringleaders.'
A very interesting read on politics only two years after the end of the American Civil War.Offered with FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING. International buyers please use the shipping feature in your shopping cart and pay through PayPal if you would like next day shipping.