The Falsehood Nailed

Title

The Falsehood Nailed

Subject

Elections

Description

In particular, the Standard accuses Garfielde of financial irregularities during his former service as Disbursing Agent for Washington Territory. In response, Editor Reed publishes a letter from Butler P. Anderson, an attorney, who attests that Garfielde "has never shown any disposition to evade the payment of this money."

Editor Reed writes that the Washington Standard uses "ebullitions of Billingsgate" to distort the truth about candidate Selucius Garfielde. This expression translates roughly as "outbursts of coarsely abusive language." Billingsgate was an old gate and fish market in London, and the term was first used around 1652. (Source: Merriam-Webster dictionary)

Abstract

This Union Flag editorial strongly rebukes the [Washington] Standard newspaper for its harsh editorial treatment of Selucius Garfielde [the Democratic candidate for Delegate to Congress]. The Standard, "under the caption of 'Facts for the People,' dishes up a lot of slander."

Creator

Reed, T.M.

Source

The Union Flag

Publisher

Vancouver, Washington Territory

Date Issued

1861-06-29

Contributor

Anderson, Butler P.

References

Garfield, Selucius, 1822-1883

Medium

Microform

Type

article

Bibliographic Citation

Vol. 1, No. 3, col. A

Spatial Coverage

Washington Territory

Temporal Coverage

1861

Provenance

Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, Vancouver Community Library Branch

Start Page

3

End Page

3