May 3, 1869
The Dispatch accuses the northern "carpetbaggers" of using General Canby's influence to secure Well's position of Governor in the coming term. Asserts that General Wells cannot possible win reelection in a fairly conducted election.
General Canby--A Washington telegram to the New York World, speaking of the recent movements in this State, says that the Wells carpet-baggers affect confidence, and claim that they have fixed General Canby in their interest, and that he is to see that they carry the election. Of course such boasts have no foundation in anything that General Canby has said or done. They are made, if made at all, to strengthen the backbone of the Wells faction, whose success, it is thus conceded, is not a possible result of an election to be fairly conducted.
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