Ahh Politics…

Who said fun couldn’t be had in Congress. Proof that the business of politics really is a circus.

Political Cartoon, 1798 

The above cartoon was created from an incident that occurred in Congress in February of 1798 Here is Mr. William Shepard’s testimony of the event:

Source: Breach of privileges. Communicated to the House of Representatives, February 20, 1798.Date: 1798-02-20; Publication: American State Papers 037, Miscellaneous Vol. 1; Report: Publication No. 104; page 176. Click on images if you need them bigger.

If you wish to read more about this incident, all you have to do is search for “griswold lyon” and you will find all you would need or want to know about it.

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