The Reverend Twichell Votes for Grover Cleveland

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The Reverend Twichell Votes for Grover Cleveland
Sam Clemens and Joseph Twichell cast their votes, in public, for the democratic candidate in a Republican community. The Reverend Twichell risks his ministry
 

An excerpt from Volume 1 of The Autobiography of Mark Twain. An example of peer pressure for toeing the party line. Sam Clemens and Joe Twichell, rather than vote for the Republican candidate, Blaine, vote Democratic for Grover Cleveland. Voting is public and Reverend Twichell risks loosing his ministry.

 
 
 

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