Politics and Barbecue at Jeffersontown
From the Louisville Courier-Journal, July 23, 1860
There was a large crowd assembled on the ground near Jeffersontown, fine dancing and good music in abundance, and many of the fair women of old Jefferson county turned out in all their beauty. The Douglas Democrats had something of a ratification meeting. Marion C. Taylor, of Shelby county, Col. English, of this city, and Robert Vance, of the county, addressed the meeting. After the Convention the Union men called loudly for Robert A. Hamilton, who responded to the call in a speech of three quarters of an hour. The Bell men are in earnest in the county, and a good report may be expected from them. The candidates for Sheriff were on hand, and of course plenty of electioneering.