until it had unanimously nominated another, who unexpectedly declined, and then one of us was pitched upon to supply his place.
We don't know whether the Primaries were as corrupt then as now or not; our impression is that they have been growing steadily worse and worse—but no matter—let us have them reformed.’
His nomination introduced grit spirit into the contest, and he was voted for with enthusiasm, particularly by two classes, working-men and thinking-men.
His majority over his opponent was 3,177, the whole number of votes being 5,985.
His majority considerably exceeded that of Gen. Taylor
in the same wards.
At the same election Mr. Brooks
, of the Express
, was elected to a seat in the House
, and his “Card” of thanksgiving to those who had voted for him, elicited or suggested the following from Mr. Greeley