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Seattle Weekly Gazette_1865-05-04_Is General Tilton A Secessionist.pdf
Besides the accusation of Tilton, p. 2 also has a statement in support of Arthur A. Denny for territorial representative: "The Union Platform Adopted by the People in Territorial Convention, April 14th, 1865," which declares slavery "dead and buried…

Seattle Weekly Gazette_1865-05-11_The Negro In The Fence.pdf
Two articles in this Unionist paper regard Asa Mercer, who had brought the "Mercer Girls" to Washington and who had asked the legislature "to endorse him as immigrant agent for the territory." "The Negro in the Fence" (p.2) says "the Copperhead…

Seattle Weekly Gazette_1865-05-18_Our Country Ticket.pdf
"Our County Ticket" (p.2) also defends state Rep. C. Clymer of Unionists from charge that he "deserted his constituents" in matter of Pierce County line.

"The Nigger in the Fence Again" (p. 2) -- "Hicks still insists that Mr. Mercer and Mr. Meiggs…

Seattle Weekly Gazette_1865-05-25_ Another Roorback Refuted.pdf
This issue has several short articles denouncing Democratic editor Hicks for claiming that Mercer had offered to import blacks to work in Meigs' mill. "A Queer Way of Manufacturing Proof," (p. 3), accuses Hicks of "proving" this by quoting himself.…

Seattle Weekly Gazette_1865-06-01_Letter From Major Van Bokkelen.pdf
The Van Bokkelen letter, printed in this Unionist paper (p. 2), admits much of what the Democratic paper was accusing them of: that there was a plan to bring out black workers in the mills. He reports Mercer being for it, and then saying he was never…

Seattle Weekly Gazette_1865-05-04_For Delegate to Congress, Arthur A. Denny.pdf
Platform says it supports "The lawful authority of the only free government on earth," that slavery "is dead and buried beyond all power of resurrection," that it approves of the constitutional amendment by which "slavery is utterly and forever…

Seattle Weekly Gazette_1865-05-04_Proclamation.pdf
Also a news story, p. 3, "Wilkes Booth Shot!" as well as news of the paroling of Lee's army, President Johnson's remarks upon taking the oath of office, and the passage of the 13th Amendment by the Arkansas legislature.

On p. 2 is a dispatch from…

Seattle Weekly Gazette_1865-05-11_Immigration Again.pdf
This was printed a week or two after the paper published an article on the immigration plans of Mr. Mercer. This is from the Boston Advertiser. It argues that women are in surplus because of the war, that they have the same rights to emigrate as men,…

Seattle Weekly Gazette_1865-05-11_Murder Of The President - Its Causes & Lessons.pdf
"The spirit of the Copperhead party. This is what did the deed"--the assassination of Lincoln. The article is part of the paper's campaign for the election of Arthur A. Denny as territorial representative and a Unionist ticket. It appeals to loyal…

Seattle Weekly Gazette_1865-05-18_Nigger In The Fence Again.pdf
This follows "The Negro in the Fence" (May 11). There apparently was a rebuttal in Mr. Hicks' paper, and this article is a rebuttal to the rebuttal. It calls Hicks' statement "a base pandering to the base passions of baser men..." The writer…