1854 Election Day

Tue., Oct. 10, 1854

Elections were held in Pennsylvania, and Whig candidate Lemuel Todd was elected to the House of Representatives for District 16.  Dickinson student Horatio C. King, Class of 1858, reported on Oct. 10, "Election day in Pennsylvania.  Much excitement in town. ... It is rumored that Todd is elected to Congress."  The next day, he wrote, "Listened to the serenade given by the now Hon. Mr Todd.  Had a glorious time.  [Whig candidate James] Pollock is elected Governor and Todd for Congress."


Journal of Horatio Collins King, Class of 1858

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"PA Governor General Election." Our Campaigns. 18 Jan. 2007. Web. 30 May 2014.