Original Author: Democratic Party of Accomack County
Accomack County: All on Fire For Hancock and English and Garrison!
A political broadside produced by the Democratic Party in Accomack County urges voters to pay their 1879 poll tax so they will be eligible to vote for the Democratic slate of candidates in the 1880 national election: Winfield Scott Hancock for president, William H. English for vice president, and George T. Garrison for U.S. Congress. The poster warns that voting by whites will be especially important because blacks will be flocking to the polls thanks to the "Republican National Committee Paying Their Poll Tax!" In the ensuing election, the Democratic candidates for president and vice president were defeated, but Garrison was elected to Congress.