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A Reform Association is constituted in Baltimore to attempt to bring order to the city

Baltimore County, Maryland, 1857
11/01/1858
Sick of the corruption in elections and the political violence on the streets of Baltimore, leading conservatives, mostly business people, inaugurated a "City Reform Association" under Samuel W. Smith. They vowed to clean up the city but little was done until the following year when in the October elections, several "reform" candidates were elected to the city council. Dickinsonian Charles J. Baker was one of these. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Charlton Thomas Lewis, Joseph H. Willsey, Harper's Book of Facts: A Classified History of the World; Embracing Science, Literature, and Art (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1895), 75. John Thomas Scharf, History of Maryland from the Earliest Period to the Present Day, Volume III (Baltimore, MD: John B. Piet, 1879), 265-270.

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