May 11, 1870


The Republican ticket is composed of both "black" and "white" nominees for the magistrate position.


It is reported that the black, white, and gray Republicans of Manchester have compromised on a mixed ticket for town trustees, composed of Thomas Hewlett, B. T. Edwards, and Joseph Carter (colored): and C. Burnett, E. H. Foote. J. C. Wells, and G. T. Blanton (plain): also, that W. T. Martin, C. W. Burr, and Ballard Edwards, have been nominated for magistrates. There are just enough white Republicans in the township to fill the offices, and no more recruits are needed. They are very select. They met at one place and the black Republicans at another. Several parties who were reported as having gone over have weakened and returned to the Conservative sheepfold.
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