Elections and electioneering:

"Hundreds of stupid asses like himself will make their way into the General Assembly; and the consequences will be that our government will become a despotism of fools and a disgrace to republicicanism." from "Darby, the Politician."

Untitled cartoon. Barrel reads "The Campaign Bar'l." Harper's Weekly vol. 25 (1881): 735. View larger version (300 dpi, suitable to download & print).Courtesy of Library of Virginia.

Anon. "Stump Speaking in Arkansas." New York Spirit of the Times 14.7 (13 April 1844): 81.

Longstreet, Augustus Baldwin. "Darby, The Politician." Stories with a Moral Humorous and Descriptive Of Southern Life a Century Ago. Ed. Fitz R. Longstreet. Philadephia, Winston: 1909. 50-87.

"Shoes." "The Mayor of the Slashes' Remarks." New York Spirit of the Times 12:6 (9 April 1842): 63.

"T.", "Canvassing: A Sketch." Southern Literary Messenger 11.11, (November 1845): 666-670.