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LAWRENCE, William Beach (1800-1881) was an American politician and jurist who served as lieutenant governor of Rhode Island from 1851 to 1852 under Governor Philip Allen. Autograph letter signed Autograph Letter Signed, to Henry Anthony. Newport [R.I.], November 25, 1872. 4 pp. VG. In small part, “...the events of the late elections and the matters, which preceeded it, induce me to think that the question of a constitutional amedmt does not stand precisely as it did some months since. The utter dissolution of the Democratic party, by the insane nomination of Greeley, gives to General Grant the power of retaining his position, by repeated election, as long as he may desire it. ... The negroes are naturally disposed to support those who are in power & whom they invest with superior dignity, on account of the possession of power. …the extraordinary denouement of the Cincinnati Convention has placed in bold relief the mode most unsatisfactory to an intelligent people, by which party conventions are constituted & which are readily made, the instruments of the vilest partisan combinations, carried on by men without character & without principle.” Henry Bowen Anthony (April 1, 1815 – September 2, 1884) was a United States newspaperman and political figure. He served as editor and was later part owner of the Providence Journal. He was the 21st Governor of Rhode Island, serving between 1849 and 1851 as a member of the Whig Party. Near the end of the 1850s, he was elected to the Senate by the Rhode Island Legislature and was re-elected 4 times. He would be twice elected to the Senate's highest post as President pro tempore during the Grant Administration, and served until his death in 1884.
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Discontent with Gilded Age Presidential Politics and the Influence of “the negro vote”

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