Tuesday, July 17, 2012

From Coney Island to San Francisco

SCOTT IN NEW YORK.--The Herald in speaking of the election campaign, says:--

Beginning with the ratification meeting at the Broadway House, every attempt to get up a successful gathering for Gen. Scott has been a most signal failure…And the same heavy incubus of indifference to the military glory of General Scott, appears to extend over the whole country, from the St. Lawrence to the Rio Grande, and from Coney Island to San Francisco.

--Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Thursday, September 9, 1852

It appears the Scott to whom they refer is Winfield Scott, presidential candidate in 1852.

There was another article that day that mentioned Coney Island, perhaps a reader letter to the editor, but I couldn't really follow it.

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