The New York City "ring"; Its Origin, Maturity And Fall. Discussed In A Reply To The New York…

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bySamuel Jones Tilden

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...parties. It converted a strong suspicion into a mathematical certainty; and it furnishes judicial proof against the guilty parties. On this evidence, and on my " affidavits verifying it, the action by the Attorney-General was founded. SPEECH AT C.OOPER INSTITUTE. At the great " Reform" meeting at the Cooper Institute, I made a speech advocating a union of all the elements opposed to the Ring, without reference to State or Xation.-il politics. This was done while I was the official head of the State organization of the Democratic party. My action was regarded as questionable by some good men who judged it by the ordinary standard of political parties. All the secret allies of the " Ring" throughout the State were employed, aided by most of the executive patronage, in accusing me of sacrificing the success of the State ticket, and the supremacy of the Democratic party in the State to my effort to overthrow the " Ring." Complaints were inspired from high quarters that I had not kept back the Broadway Bank disclosures and deferred the action by the Attorney-General until after the election. This was the basis of an organized movement against me in the Assembly, continued and renewed for a whole year throughout the State. My own opinion was, and is, that the most vigorous and effective measures were necessary to overthrow thej corrupt dominion over this city; that if they had not been taken with boldness, the immense power which has been created by the legislation of 1870,--the whole local Government machinery--with its expenditure and patronage, and its employment of at least, twelve thousand persons, and its possession of the police, its influence on the judiciary, its control of the inspectors and canvassers of the elections, would have enabled the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...parties. It converted a strong suspicion into a mathematical certainty; and it furnishes judicial proof against the gui...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217359582

ISBN - 13:9780217359580

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