William Foust Campaign Broadside, 1851 July 26
In this broadside, William Foust explains why he didn’t attend the political convention as part of his campaign for the Tennessee state House of Representatives. He says he had no opponent, he doesn’t believe in leaving honest work to listen to the jangling of political aspirants, he doesn’t think they express the will of the people, and he’d heard of rampant fraud. Foust then lists his platform, which is in support of railroads, a road tax for everyone, and increasing the school fund by reducing the Legislature’s pay. He states he is a union man, willing to serve if elected or to submit to his opponent if not. He points out that his opponent, General Atkins, had announced plans to leave the county if not elected.
- 1851 July 26
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