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Monday, September 28, 2009

Brief Account of Republican Rally Held in Pelham in 1876

During the year of the nation's centennial celebration, patriotism and political fervor were rampant.  Pelham was no exception.  In advance of the 1876 elections, Pelham Republicans held a festive rally in the Town Hall.  A brief account of the rally appeared in the September 8, 1876 issue of The New York Times.  The account appears below.


On Wednesday evening the Republicans of City Island, Westchester County, held one of the most successful meetings of the campaign.  A splendid banner was raised on the main street in the presence of a large concourse, and a large meeting was organized in the Town Hall, which was filled to overflowing with enthusiastic people, gathered from all parts of the surrounding country.  David Carr presided, and the speaker of the evening was Col. F. S. Lambert, of New-York, who made a rousing speech on the issues of the day.  The meeting was in all respects a signal success, and there is great promise of the most desirable results."

Source:  Republican Rally at City Island, N.Y. Times, Sep. 8, 1876, p. 5.

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