Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 12 Mar 1860 p 3
FOMTICA1. THE ADVERTISEMENT OF MR. DUFFY, in the EAOLEof the 9th, in reference to myself, will be found fully answered In the letter of Hon. George Taylor, below. 1 will supply the fact that the check was endorsed In my presence by the gentleman to whom It was mads payable, and by him handed back to Duffy. t JAMES SHARKEY. Brooklyn, March 12, 1860. NKW Tobk, March 10th. 1300. Dear Sir My attention has been called to an advertisement in the Eagle of tho 9th Inst, over the signature of Felix J. Duffy, which requires notice atmy hand. He stated that you received a check from mo for political purposes, and that he (Duffy) did not do so. You never received one dollarfrom me, either in monoy or a check, for political pin - poses, and his statement In this respect is not correct. On tho day ef the State Election in 1854, 1 went to the 8th ward poll about 1 o'clock of said dav; as I left tho place where tbe Election was held, I was addressed by a person calling himself Duffy, w ho represented that he was a collector for the Ward Committee, and requested me to give something towards tbe payment of tbe Ward expenses. I told him that I had given nothing to the Sth Ward, and had not hoe n culled upon by their Committee, bull was willing to contribute $25 towards the payment of tho Ward expenses. This I did by giving said Duffy a cheek but as I didnot know him, 1 made the check payable to the order of Joseph Wilson. Esq., who was at the time a candidate or Aldermon, and a person who would not misapply tho funds. 1 was afterwards Informed that Duffy bad procured the endorsement of Mr. Wilson, and had reeoired the monoy, but had declined to pay It over to tho Ward Committee for the legitimate expenses of the Ward. The check given l the time is at your services if required. Yours respectfully. GKORGE TAYLOR. To James Sharkey, Esq., Brooklyn. I70R COLLECTOR dl'AXEAN'LrASSESS - . MENTS, JAMES SHARKEY, Subject to" the action of the Democratic City Convention. nbl2 tCon mts "