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74. Platt Evens operated a tailor shop at 149 Main Street, said to have been one

of the show places of Cincinnati. He reportedly made suits for Lafayette and President

Zachary Taylor.

75. Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel (1809-1862), a graduate of the United States Mili-

tary Academy, taught mathematics there before moving to Cincinnati in 1832, where

he was for ten years, 1836-45, professor of mathematics, philosophy, and astronomy

at Cincinnati College. A major general during the Civil War, he died in service in

1862 of yellow fever.

76. In March 1840 a contested congressional election in New Jersey had been de-

cided in favor of the Democrats. The Whigs charged President Van Buren with inter-

ference in the decision and used the incident for propaganda purposes. See William

J. Chute, "The New Jersey Whig Campaign of 1840," Proceedings of the New Jersey

Historical Society, LXXVII (1959), 234-238.

77. The Cincinnati Daily Gazette, October 3, gives them as Montgomery, Clermont,

Warren, and Washington.

78. The Cincinnati Daily Gazette, October 3, reported it as 261; the Cincinnati

Chronicle, October 2, reported it as 351.

79. Mrs. John D. Jones was the eldest daughter of Colonel John Johnston, the for-

mer United States Indian agent, who was a strong supporter of Harrison. Her husband

was a prominent merchant, railroad and bank director, and philanthropist.

80. Nathanael Greene Pendleton's residence was at the corner of Broadway and the

Lebanon Turnpike Road.

81. John Chambers (1780-1852), a Kentucky political leader, was a close friend of

Harrison's and one of his chief advisers in 1840. He was appointed governor of Iowa

Territory in 1841.

82. Charles Anderson Wickliffe (1788-1869) was governor of Kentucky, 1839-40,

and became United States postmaster general under Tyler.

83. A William B. Christie had been a Methodist Episcopal clergyman in Cincinnati

from 1830 to 1836, and in 1840 was stationed in Urbana.

84. John M. Duffield was a Mississippi editor.

85. The Cincinnati Chronicle of October 2 and the Cincinnati Daily Gazette of October

3 give detailed accounts of the parade but say nothing about the speeches and the

fracas in the evening. The red petticoat was a derisive Democratic symbol for Harrison.

He was dubbed the "Petticoat General." See Gunderson, Log-Cabin Campaign, 101, 145.

86. John Pope (1770-1845) was a member of congress. He had been governor of

Arkansas Territory from 1829 to 1835.

87. Thomas Metcalf (1780-1855) was in congress before serving as governor, 1828-33.

He later was a United States Senator.

88. Alexander Duncan (1788-1853), a Cincinnati Democrat, was the congressman

from the first district.

89. Mrs. James Findlay was a close relative of Mrs. Jane Harrison.

90. Lewis Whiteman and Archibald Irwin were partners in a commission merchant

business on the southwest corner of Main and Front streets. He became president of

the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce in 1839. It was rumored in 1840 that he and

Jane Harrison would soon be married.

91. Gurdon R. Gilmore was president of the Bank of Cincinnati.

92. John Bates and Company Exchange Bank was located on the west side of Main

Street between Third and Fourth streets.

93. Noah Lougee's brokerage house was on the west side of Main Street four doors

north of Third Street.

94. James Saffin.

95. John C. Avery.

96. The "Military" were probably the City Guards.

97. Charles Fox (1798-1882) began to practice law in Cincinnati in 1827. In 1840

he was in partnership with Bellamy Storer.




1. That portion of Pike's autobiographical account dealing with his prewar ad-

ventures in Missouri and Texas was republished with an introduction and notes by

Carl L. Cannon under the title James Pike, Scout and Ranger: Being the Personal Ad-

ventures of James Pike of the Texas Rangers in 1859-60 (Narratives of the Trans-

Mississippi Frontier Series, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1932).

2. William H. Munnell took over as editor-publisher in early September 1863, after

Sam Pike had edited the Gazette for thirty-one years. The bound volumes of the

Hillsboro Weekly Gazette of the Civil War years are available in the library of the

Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland.