November 3, 1868
The Dispatch reports that Hunnicutt is very unhappy with Grant winning the election. In fact he even scheduled an anti-party in response to election win parties organized by General Wells in Petersburg.
Rev. Mr. Hunnicutt deprecates " un- " necessary displays, let the election result " as it may. Cold and dreary winter," he says, is at hand, and drawing a picture of the sufferings of unemployed blacks in that trying season, he reasons to show that it would be criminal to waste on empty parades money that would do so much to prevent starvation. Very good and humane logic. It is probably aimed at the proposed celebration of Grant's election in Norfolk, evidently devised by the " carpet-baggers " under General Wells. They are preparing to make good their titles to office. Mr; Hunnicutt believes not in their titles.
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