Thursday 10 Feb. 1876
Carlisle, Nicholas Co., KY
To the Voters of Nicholas county:
I am a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Nicholas county, at the August
election, 1876, subject, however, to the action of the Democratic party, in
convention assembled, or by any other mode of adjustment that may be agreed
up on. I shall only add, in this card, that, should I be elected, I will
discharge the duties of the office with energy and scrupulous fidelity.
GEO. R. MARTIN
Card from L. D. Young.
To the Democratic Party of Nicholas County:
Four years ago I was before you as a candidate for the office of sheriff.
Our committee decided (and the times seemed to demand) that the nominations
should be made by primary election. While my chances were equally as good
as those of my worthy opponents, I deemed it best for the interests, harmony
and fraternal feelings of our party that the unpleasant disorganizing
consequences resulting from a heated contest should, if possible, be
avoided; and holding then, as I do now and always shall, that the success of
party principles is paramount to individual claims, I withdrew my claims up
on the party.
I am now before you again as a candidate for the same office, and earnestly
appeal to you for the display of that charitable magnanimous spirit for
which the good old Democracy has always been noted. I shall be truly
thankful should you see fit to nominate me, and , if elected, will strive to
discharge my duties faithfully and honestly.
I hope at an early day to meet every Democrat in the county, and in the
meantime beg you to compare and consider my claims with those of the other
gentlemen who are candidates.
L. D. YOUNG