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Specification 11th.

BENTON COUNTY,

Your contestee further charges and shows the fact to be, that at the November elec tion for the year 1882, at the township of Vinton, at the township of Polk, at the townsbip of Leroy, at the townehip of Union, at the township of Iowa, and at each of them, they and each of them being voting precincts in the county of Benton, in the fifth Congressional district of the State of Iowa, the contestant, Benjamin T. Fred. erick, did, prior to said November election, deposit at such precincts and each of them, with persons whose names are unknown to your contestee, large sums of money to be corruptly used to procure votes for the said Frederick for Representative in Congress as aforesaid, and that said money so deposited was used by the said persons, on said day of election, and prior thereto, with the knowledge and procurement of the said Benjamin T. Frederick to procure votes for him as aforesaid, and that by the use of the said corruption fund so furnished by the said Frederick as aforesaid, ten persons were procured in each of said precincts to vote for said Frederick for Representative in Congress as aforesaid, who would not have voted for him but for the corrupt use. of the said fund as aforesaid.

Specification 121h.

BENTON COUNTY.

Your contestee further shows and charges the fact to be, that at the November election for tbe year 1882, in the township of Polk, a voting precinct in the county of Benton, in the fifth Congressional district of the State of Iowa, after the polls were closed at said precinct and before the ballots were counted, the judges of election wrongfully, illegally, and unlawfully excluded the public and compared the lists and counted the ballots in a room with locked doors, from which the public was unlawfully excluded as aforesaid, and did unlawfully return the private count to the county board of canvassers, who unlawfully counted and returned the same to the State board ; and in said counting sixty-two more votes than the said Benjamin T. Fred. erick was entitled to were counted and returned for him as a Representative in Congress from the precinct and district aforesaid.

Specification 13th.

IOWA COUNTY. Your contestee further shows and charges the fact to be, that at the November eleo. tion for the year 1882, for the election of Representative in Congress, the following named townsbips, and each of them, were voting precincts in the county of Iowa, in the fifth Congressional district of the State of Iowa, to wit, Cono Township, Washington Township, Lennox Township, Honey Creek Township, Sumuer Township, Hartford Township, Lincoln Township, Pilot Township, Troy Township, York Towna ship, Dayton Township, English Townsbip, Fillmore Township, Green Towns ip, Iowa Township, Homestead Township, and Amana Township; that at said precincts, and each of them, at said November election, five persons who were not entitled to vote at the precinct where they voted, and who were not qualified electors, voted and cast their ballots for Benjamin T. Frederick for Representative in Congress from said dis trict as aforesaid, which said ballots were received by the judges of election at each of said precincts, and by them counted and returned for said Benjamin T. Frederick.

Specification 14th.

TAMA COUNTY. Your contestee further shows and charges the fact to be, that at the November elec, tion for the year 1882, for the election of Representative in Congress the followingnamed townships, and each of them, were voting precincts in the county of Tama, in the fifth Congressional district of tbe State of Iowa, to wit, Tama Township, Carroll Township, Highland Township, Otter Creek Township, York Township, Inc dian Village Township, and Spring Creek Township; that at said precincts and each of them, at said November election, twelve persons who were not entitled to vote at the precinct where they voted, and who were not qualified electors, voted and cast their ballots for Benjamin T. Frederick for Representative in Congress from said district as aforesaid, which said ballots were by the judges of said election in each of said precincts, received and counted and returned for the said Benj. T. Frederick as sneh candidate.

Specific ation 15th.

TAMA COUNTY,

Your contestee further shows and charges the facts to be, that at the November election for the year 1882, for the election of Representatives in Congress, the followingnamed townships, and each of them, were voting precincts in the county of Tama, in the fifth Congressional district of the State of Iowa, to wit, Toledo Township, Richland Township, Grant Township, Crystal Township, Columbia Township, Lincoln Township, Buckingham Township, Perry Township, Salt Creek Township, Clark Township, Oneida Township, Carlton Townsbip, and Howard Township.

That at said precincts and at each of them, at said November election, five persons who were not entitled to vote at the precinct where they voted, and who were not qualified electors, voted and cast their ballots for Benj. T. Frederick for Representative in Congress from said district as aforesaid, which said ballots were at each of said precincts received and counted and returned for the said contestant.

Specification 16th.

TAMA COUNTY.

Your contestee further shows and charges the facts to be, that at the November election for Representatives in Congress in the year 1882 the following-named townships, and each of them, were voting precincts in the county of Tama, in the fifth Congressional district of the State of Iowa, to wit, Tama Township and Carroll Township; that at said precinct of Tama Township, at said election, this contestee received as a candidate for Representative in Congress from said district one hundred and eighty-six votes, which were cast by qualified electors in that precinct; and at the precinct of Carroll this contestee received as a candidate for Representative in Congress from said district forty-nine votes, which were cast by qualified electors in that precinct; which ballots were received by the judges of the respective precincts, and which were not returned for this contestee, but which should now be counted for him.

Specification 17th.

LINN COUNTY.

Your contestee further shows and charges the facts to be, that at the November election for the year 1882 for the election of Representatives in Congress the followingnamed townships, and each of them, were voting precincts in the county of Linn, in the fifth Congressional district of the State of Iowa, to wit, Franklin Township, Col. lege Township, Fairfax Township, Clinton Township, Bertram Township, Linn Town ship, Brown Township, Monroe Township, Washington Township, Otter Creek Town ship, Maine Township, Buffalo Township, Spring Grove Township, and Grant Town ship.

That at said precincts, and at each of them, at said election, thirly persons who were not entitled to vote at the precinct where they voted, and who were not qualified electors, voted and cast their ballots for Benj. T. Frederick for Representative in Congress from said district as aforesaid, which said ballots were at each of said pre cincts received and counted and returned by the judges of said respective election precincts for said contestant.

Specification 18th.

LINN COUNTY.

Your contestee further shows and charges the facts to be, that at the Norembe election for the year 1882 for the election of Representatives in Congress the following named precincts, and each of them, were voting precincts in the county of Linn, i the fifth Congressional district of the State of Iowa, to wit, the first ward in the cit of Cedar Rapids, in the township of Rapids, in said county and Congressional di trict; the second ward in the city of Cedar Rapids, in the townsbip of Rapids, i said county and Congressional district; the third ward in the city of Cedar Rapid in the township of Rapids, in said county and Congressional district; the fourth wai in the city of Cedar Rapids, in the township of Rapids, in said county and Congression district; the fifth ward, and the sixth ward, and the seventh ward, and the eigh ward, in the city of Cedar Rapids, in the township of Rapids, in said county ai Congressional district.

That at said precincts, and at each of them, at said election, forty persons who were pot entitled to vote at the precinct where they voted, and who were not qualified electors, voted and cast their ballots for Benj. T. Frederick for Representative in Congress from said district as aforesaid, which said ballots were at each of said precincts received and counted and returned by the judges of the said respective election precincts for the said contestant, Benj. T. Frederick, Respectfully yours,

JAMES WILSON,

Contestee. MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa, Feb'y 18t, 1883. J. H. BRADLEY,

Att'y for Contestee.

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

THE STATE OF Iowa, Marshall County, 88 : I, J. H. Bradley, being first duly sworn, do depose and affirm and state that on the first day of February, A. D. 1883, in said county and State at the city of Marshalltown, I served the foregoing answer of the contestee, by offering to read the same to J. L. Carney, esq., one of the firm of Brown and Carney, the contestant's solicitors, which reading he then and there waived, and by giving to him a true copy of said answer, Dope at the office and place of business of Brown and Carney, said contestant's, solicitors, the said contestant, Benjamin T. Frederick, not being found at his usual place of business nor at his residence.

And I also served the same by giving a copy thereof to Mrs. Wealthy T. Frederick, the wife of the contestant, Benjamin T. Frederick, and a member of his family over 21 years of age, at the residence of said Benjamin T. Frederick, in said city of Marshalltown, Iowa, both the said contestant, Benjamin T. Frederick, and Timothy Browr, of the firm of Brown and Carney, being absent from said county. Witness my hand.

J. H. BRADLEY. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 1st day of February, A. D. 1883. Witness my hand and seal notarial, the day and year above written. (SEAL.]

GEO. B. LINCOLN,

Notary Public, Marshall County, Iowa. STATE OF Iowa,

Benton County, 88 : We, the undersigned, members of the board of supervisors, and ex-officio board of county canvassers for Benton County, do hereby certify the following to be a true and correct abstract of the votes cast in said county at a general election held on the 7th day of November, A. D. 1882, for the office of Representative in Congress for the fifth Congressional district, as shown by the poll-books returned from the several townships and election precincts:

For the office of Representative in Congress there were three thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine (3,999) votes cast, of which James Wilson received two thousand and seventeen (2,017) votes; B. T. Frederick received seventeen hundred and sixtyeight (1,768) votes; scattering received one (1) vote: David Platner received two hundred and thirteen (213) votes.

In testimony whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and caused this to be attested by the clerk of the board of supervisors, and the seal of said county.

Done at Vinton, the county-seat of said county, this 13th day of November, A. D. 1882. (SEAL.)

JOHN L. YOUEL,

Chairman, N. VANSKIKE,

C. MAHOLM, Members of the Board of Supervisors, and ex-officio Board of County Canva888r8. Attest:

E. M. EVANS,

County Auditor, and Clerk of Board of Supervisors STATE OF Iowa,

Iowa County, 88 : We, the undersigued, members of the board of supervisors and ex-officio board of county canvassers for Iowa County, do hereby certify the following to be a true and correet abstract of the votes cast in said county at a general election, held on the 7th day of November, A. D. 1882, for the office of Representative in Congress, for the fifth Congressional district, as shown by the poll-books returned from the several townships and election precincts:

For the office of Representative in Congress there were twenty-nine hundred and twenty (2,920) votes cast, of which James Wilson received thirteen hundred and thirty-five (1,335) votes; B. T. Frederick received fourteen hundred and six (1,406) votes; David Platner received one hundred and seventy-nine (179) votes.

In testimony whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and caused this to be attested by the clerk of the board of supervisors, and the seal of said county.

Done at Marengo, the county-seat of said county, this 13th day of November, A. D. 1882. (SEAL ]

WM. E. MORSE,

'Chairman, WM. POPHAM,

CHARLES (). VETTE, Members of the Board of Supervisors, and ex-officio Board of County Canvassers. Attest:

J. S. WAGNER,

County Auditor, and Clerk of Board of Supervisors. STATE OF Iowa,

Johnson County, 88 : We, the undersigned, members of the board of supervisors and ex-officio board of couniy canvassers for Johnson County, do bereby certify the following to be a true and correct abstract of the votes cast in said county at a general election, held on the 7th day of November, A. D. 1882, for the office of Representative in Congress for the 5th Congressional district, as shown by the poll-books returned from the several townships and election precincts :

For the office of Representative in Congress there were forty-five hundred and eightyone (4,581) votes cast, of which B. F. Frederick received twenty-six hundred and thirtyfive (2,635) votes; James Wilson received eighteen hundred and thirteen (1,813) votes; David Platner received one hundred and thirty-two (132) votes; scattering received one (1) vote.

In testimony whereof we bave hereunto set our hands and caused this to be attested by the clerk of the board of supervisors and the seal of said county.

Done at Iowa City, the county seat of said county, this 14th day of November, A. D. 1882. (SEAL ]

JAMES B. STRONG,

Chairman,
JOHN W.JAYNE,
GEO. ULCH,
HENRY STROHM,

BRUCE PATTERSON,
Members of the Board of Supervisors and ex-officio Board of County Canrassers.

Attest:

A. MEDOWELL,

County Auditor and Clerk of Board of Supervisors. STATE OF Iowa,

Linn County, 88 : We, the undersigned, members of the board of supervisors and ex-officio board of county canvassers for Linn County, do hereby certify the following to be a true and correct abstract of the votes cast in said county at a general election, held on the 7th day of November, A. D. 1882, for the office of Representative in Congress for the fift! Congressional district, as shown by the poll. books returned from the several township and election precincts:

For the office of Representative in Congress there were six thousand two hundred and eight (6,208) votes cast, of which James Wilson received two thousand eight hun dred (2,800) votes ; B. T. Frederick received two thousand eight hundred and fifty eight (2,858) votes, David Platner received five hundred and forty-two (542) votes scattering received eight (8) votes.

In testimony whereof we have bereunto set our hands and caused this to be attestes by the clerk of the board of supervisors and the seal of said county.

Done at Marion, the county seat of said county, this thirteenth day of November A. D. 1882. (SEAL.]

ROBERT SMITH,

Chairman,

J. T. HAMILTON, Members of the Board of Supervisors and ex-officio Board of County Canvassers. Attest:

JOS. MOORHEAD, County Auditor and Clerk of Board of Supervisor

STATE OF Iowa,

Marshall County, 88 : We, the undersigned, members of the board of supervisors and ex-officio board ofcounty canvassers for Marshall County, do hereby certify the following to be a true and correct abstract of the votes cast in said county at a general election, held on the 7th day of November, A. D. 1882, for the office of Representative in Congress for the fifth Congressional district, as shown by the poll-books returned from the several townships and election precincts :

For the office of Representative in Congress there were thirty-four hundred seve enty-six (3,476) votes cast, of which James Wilson received eighteen hundred (1,800), votes; B. Í. Frederick received sixteen hundred seventy-six (1,676) votes,

In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and caused this to be attested by the clerk of the board of supervisors and the seal of said county.

Done at Marshalltown, the county seat of said county, this 13th day of November, A. D. 1882. (SEAL.]

GEORGE A. TURNER,

Chairman, R. H. ARCHERD.

J. M. GILCHRIST, Members of the Board of Supervisors and ex-officio Board of County Canvassers. Attest:

A. N. FRENCH, County Auditor and Clerk of Board of Supervisors.

We, the board of supervisors of Marshall County, Iowa, hereby certify to the following facts in regard to the canvass of votes cast at the last general election is Taylor Township, in said county, on November 7th, 1882:

The poll-book of votes cast in said Taylor Township showed that it was attested as a true return" by two judges of said election, signing their names in proper form and in the proper place; but the name of the third judge, W. H. Steward, was written in the following mapper: “W. H. Steward, per cl’k," and showed on its face that the returns were not signed by W. H. Steward. Two clerks signed the said returns in proper form as clerks of said election. We further certify that the said returns show that

For sec'ty of state:
J. A. T. Hull rec'd 54 votes.
T. 0. Walker " 4 "
Wm. Gaston16 2 16

For auditor of State :
John L. Brown rec'd 54 votes.
Wm. Thompson " 4 66
G. A. Wyatt

2 "
For treasurer of State:
Edwin H. Conger rec'd 54 votes.
John Foley
Geo. Derr

2 "
For attorney-general:
Smith McPherson rec'd 54 votes.
J. H. Bremerman " 4
James Rice

For judge of supreme court :
Wm. H. Seevers rec'd 54 votes.
Charles E. Bronson rec'd 4."

For clerk of supreme court:
Gilbert B. Pray received 54 votes.
H. F. Bonorden 66
E. N. Clark

2 "
For reporter of supreme court:
Ezra C. Ebersole rec'd 54 votes.
L. A. Palmer " 4 16
J. H. Wilson " 2 "

For judge 1l' judicial district :
H. C. Henderson rec'd 54 votes.
B. L. Burritt " 5 "

For dist. attorney 11' judicial dist.:
John L. Stevens received 54 votes.
Martin W. Anderson rec'd 4 votes.

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