Bigotry Versus Bigotry
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On January 1, 1858, an inventory of Tweed's political vest pocket assets would reveal a Judge—Recorder Barnard; a county prosecutor—District Attorney Sweeny; a county clerk—Tweed's old friend and neighbor from the Seventh Ward, Richard B. Connolly. A few minor office-holders were indebted to Tweed, but not as these three were. And we must not forget that Tweed was a member of the powerful bi-partisan Board of Supervisors, which he was soon to dominate. Nor must we omit Mayor Tiemann, who occasionally made a gesture in keeping with his position as a wealthy dealer in paints.