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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…

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Names listed at King County Union convention include H. Van Asselt, L.T. B. Andrews, Gardner Kellogg, H. Burnett, C. Clymer, D. Bagley, Wm. Clendenin, L.V. Wyckoff, D.B. Ward, D.T. Denny, O.C. Shorey, Dr. J. Settle, R.W. Pontius, H.L. Yesler, R.M.…

Seattle Weekly Gazette_1865-05-18_Editor Slams Tilton's War Record.pdf
This is a short but nasty attempt to nullify Tilton's claim to loyalty through military service.

Other articles include "Look Before You Leap" p. 2., arguing for a straight Unionist ticket in the June election, reminding readers which party…

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This display ad calls on Union Democrats in King County to convene, in the spring of 1866, to select candidates to run for office.

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The King Co. Democrats resolved to sustain President Johnson in restoring rights to all states, and rebuke the "radicals" who seek to make the war one of conquest, for subjugation of the states formerly in rebellion, and for the negro instead of the…

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Among other resolutions in their platform, the Union Party of King County adopted the following: That the doctrine of nullification and secession held by the so called Democratic Party, is antagonistic to the perpetuity of the UNION and destructive…