Macon, Georgia ballots destroyed

Something of a Row  — The following is an extract of a letter received from Macon, dated on the 1st inst. The cause, if any, for this outrageous proceeding, is not given:

‘Our city is in an uproar.  The election for city officers was held today.  As soon as the polls were closed, three or four men walked into the room and demanded the ballot-box. They were well armed, broke the box into a thousand pieces, scattering the votes to the four winds.  Great  excitement in town.  Fine times these truly! “ – Savannah Rep

                                     (Liberator,  Jan 28, 1842,  pg 4)