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Description: Morgan County - Formal Call for the PrimaryDate: May 27 1886
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Source: Madison County, AL Library
Page/Column: Page 3, Column 4
Formal Call for the Primary
A Majority of the Opposing
Committee Join in the Cell
The People of Morgan will be
Heard on the Second Day of August
Mass Meetings Relegated to the Rear
As some few have sought to make very light of the fact that a Primary election was to be called for the good county of Morgan, the following will give them a flood light upon the situation, in Morgan:
HARTSELLE, ALA., May 34, 1886.
In obedience to the call of the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Democratic party of Morgan county, that Committee met at Somerville, to-day, and in obedience to the resolution passed by the mass meeting oat Somerville, May 3, 1886, made the call for a primary election to be held August 2, 1886, to take the vote for candidate for Congress and select delegates to the Congressional Convention, said delegates to cast the vote in the Convention in accordance with the vote of the people in the primary. Aside from the regular Committee the following seven members (which is a majority) of the Executive Committee selected by the Richardson wing, join in the call for the primary, to-wit: F. J. Troup, S. A. Sparkman, E. J. St. John, Calvin Johnson, J. R. Cain, H. A. Burt and James Fennel.
Does this show that upon “sober second thought” all the Democrats are satisfied with what the Richardson crowd did? We think twelve hundred Democrats are going to vote for Wheeler in the August primary.
Thus, it is, that the people of Morgan have bowed their backs in utter repudiation of the Somerville Mess. And, in the language of Uncle Ephraim, “this do settle it!”