The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

by

Mark Twain

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One of Hadleyburg’s Nineteeners, and one of the two richest men in town. Running for a political seat against Harkness, Pinkerton loses the election because Harkness—the other richest man in town—buys the infamous lead coins from the stranger and prints Pinkerton’s name on them before distributing them throughout Hadleyburg three days prior to the election.
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Section 3
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...to win the election for Hadleyburg’s legislative seat. Apparently, he has been running against Mr. Pinkerton, the other richest man in town (and another disgraced Nineteener). Leaning over to the stranger,... (full context)
Section 4
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...it all.” During this period, Harkness wins the election and circulates the lead coins with Pinkerton’s face stamped upon them. (full context)