antedating "kangaroo court" (1848-9)

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Sun Sep 23 17:02:55 UTC 2007

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The Mississippian, Friday, January 12, 1849; Issue 3; page 3, col B
     Messrs. Editors W. P. Andrews.
Category: Letter to the editor
For the Mississippian
Kosciusko, Miss., Dec. 1. 1848
On the evening succeeding the election, a meetimg was gotten up some what in
imitation of a "Kangaroo Court," for the purpose of _trying three_ individuals,
(not all of who had voted for Taylor,) on charges preferred, that one of them,
H_____, is ever loudest to proclaim his _democratic_ sentiments, but has never
been known to vote for one of the party for any office, from President down.

Stephen Goranson

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