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Guide to the Kings County Commission for Collecting Evidence of Fraud and Outrages affidavit book 1977.019

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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Kings County (N.Y.). Committee for Collecting Evidence of Frauds and Outrages.
Title: Kings County Commission for Collecting Evidence of Fraud and Outrages affidavit book
Dates: 1871
Quantity: 0.18 Linear feet in one folder.
Text [Box]: A0027
Call Phrase: 1977.019
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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Historical Note

The Kings County Committee for Collecting Evidence of Frauds and Outrages was a predominantly Republican group that protested the Democratic victory in the Kings County elections of 1871. The Committee conducted an investigation into election fraud on the part of the Democrats, which resulted in the indictment of eighteen individuals, five of whom were convicted.

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Scope and Contents note

One bound volume of handwritten affidavits of election fraud in the Kings County election of 1871, compiled by the Kings County Committee for the Collecting of Evidence of Frauds and Outrages. Each affidavit is a sworn statement attesting to the individual having observed some form of election fraud. Testimonies concerning African-Americans are included.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Affidavits

Subject Topics

  • African Americans -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Elections -x Corrupt practices -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Local elections -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Politics and government

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to users without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Kings County Commission for Collecting Evidence of Fraud and Outrages affidavit book, 1977.019, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Ludovic Bennet, date unknown. Formally accessioned in 1977.

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