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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: This article proposes that granting universal suffrage without some voter qualifications is detrimental to the safety of our government. He quotes from the Logansville, Indiana, newspaper an account of the sworn statements of voters in a contested race. The sixteen men quoted all could not say for whom they voted-mostly because they could not read. Some states required that a man own property in order to be allowed to vote. The writer does agree that the property ownership restriction may not be the right one, but he does feel that some restriction needs to be devised. The Gazette & Mercury was the newspaper in Greenfield, Massachusetts, from June 27, 1837 to July 13, 1841, when it changed its name to the Gazette & Courier.

 

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Article about universal suffrage and freedom of elections in the Gazette and Mercury newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Gazette and Mercury
date   Oct 17, 1837
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
width   3.0"
height   10.25"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L05.120


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"The American Anti-Slavery Almanac for 1838"

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