[Dalton,Georgia - 1876] Dixiecrat Politicians Complain About Republican Efforts To Mobilize Southern Blacks. Fine-content autograph letter signed by A.P. Roberts, Sheriff of Whitfield County, 3pp, on Whitfield Superior Court stationery, Dalton, Ga., Jan.11, 1875, in which the Roberts writes with anger to Governor James M. Smith to complain of supposed irregularities initiated by the Republicans in the Hays � Tilden election. In part: "...I think it my duty ...to inform as to the character & doings of W.H. Booker...the worst disorganizer we have in this county. ...Said Booker...has been doing all in his power to aid the opposition to the Democracy of the county & has joined in with the worst radicals to defeat the democracy. He...was most prominent in bringing out a candidate for sheriff who was a thorough Bullock Radical, one who ...carried many Negroes to Atlanta to assist the radicals in the city elections.... Sheriff Booker with anger inscribes at the bottom of the last page that he does not care who look's at this letter including Booker !" Very good; one corner missing, affecting a few words and small fold tears.
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