Dawson, Moses

Moses Dawson Biographical Note

Moses Dawson was an important figure in early 19th century Cincinnati political and social life. An Irish immigrant, he was a lifelong supporter of the cause of independence. In Cincinnati, he was known as a “Jackson man” and fervent anti-Whig. His ownership and editorial columns in “The Inquisitor” and “Cincinnati Advertiser” supplied him with a sounding board for his wide ranging political, economic and religious opinions.

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Malacca Shafts

Malacca Cane Shafts

A flexible type of bamboo from Southeast Asia, Malacca was the preferred, premium shaft for quality canes. It is most often associated with canes of English provenance, but was used throughout the world in fine dress canes, especially before 1830.


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