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Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 7/22/2016 at 10:18:53

Dubuque Weekly Observer, September 1, 1854


We place at the head of this article the name of the distinguished man who led the Anti-Nebraska host in the recent contest in Iowa, and to the freemen of the North are indebted, in a great measure, for one of the most brilliant victories ever achieved in the annual of politics. Mr. Grimes was the nominee for Governor for the party in Iowa opposed to the Nebraska swindle, and to the aggression's of the slave power. As such nominee he took the stump and canvassed the state with a power and eloquence rarely equaled. With a master hand he stripped the veil from the pro-slavery democracy, and exposed it to the gaze of the people in its naked deformity.

Mr. Grimes is an old settler of Iowa, but is yet a young man. He is a native of New Hampshire and a graduate of Dartmouth College. We believe he was in Burlington, Iowa as early as 1836. In 1837, we recollect him as secretary to Governor Dodge in the negotiations of some Indian Treaties. He is a lawyer, but has retired from his profession with a competency, and gone largely into the business of stock raising and farming. His recent contest and its results have given him a national reputation, which he has earned. - Gal. Adv. 12


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