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An anxious pro-Whig party letter written by the editor of the Xenia Torch Light, William B. Fairchild, Xenia, Ohio, July 4, 1844, 3pp. 4to., to Isaac Strohm (1810-1869) as clerk at Kneisley's Mill who later served during Ohio's 34th through 36th congressional sessions, urging his friend to "make a noise" in support of Ohio's Whig Party in the 1844 presidential campaign, in part: "…let us talk a little about politics - which is allowable between Whigs. I have serious fears for the success of the cause in Ohio - things do not look very encouraging. The leaders of the Polk party are making a making a desperate effort. Their editors are manufacturing backward renunciations of Whiggery and all of this having its effect upon that class of community who are led by noise and not by reason and facts - so far the Whigs have done but very little to counteract all this 'much ado about nothing.' I suppose there are too many in the ranks who, like yourself, depend upon the good sense of the public to set these matters right - the good sense of the public is not worth a straw in a political campaign. We must operate upon the feelings - noise has always lead the voters of this republic - the party that has made the noise has carried the day - does not this teach you that your ideas - is a grand mistake? We must raise a shout or we are defeated. We have a majority in this state & not less than 15,000 - talk as we may, our opponents will give Polk a larger vote than they will have given Van Buren - thousands of the party had sworn they would not vote for Van Buren and this too when there was every prospect of his nomination. Well, Polk is the candidate - now they will support him with all his dogmas. I will close this - by saying - we may make a noise - I hope you Whigs of Bath will start the ball - I still should like to see yourself nominated. - Wm. B. Fairchild." The original transmittal cover is attached and is post marked "Xenia, Ohio, July 5, [1844]." Very good.
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Ohio's Whig Party Must Make A Noise Against Polk's Supporters in 1844

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Auction closed on Saturday, October 16, 2021.
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