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Grant to Hayes - I guess that reform bait wont work this side. Better try and anti-Catholic worm

Grant to Hayes - I guess that reform bait wont work this side. Better try and anti-Catholic worm

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A crude but charming comic send-up of 1876 Republican campaign strategy. Democratic candidate Samuel J. Tilden and an unidentified man stand fishing on the left bank of a river, their basket overflowing with their catch. On the opposite bank stand Rutherford B. Hayes and Republican incumbent Ulysses S. Grant, obviously less successful. Grant advises Hayes, "I guess that reform bait won't work this side. Better try an anti-Catholic worm." Since both the Democratic and Republican platforms in 1876 stressed reform, Hayes's campaign sought to stir up anti-Catholic prejudice against Tilden.

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01/01/1876
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Jesse, P. (Patrick)
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