Letter from Asaph Churchill to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion

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Title

Letter from Asaph Churchill to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion

Description

This is a letter from Asaph Churchill in which he reminisces about the Free Soilers of 1858 and acknowledges Downer's invitation to attend the Reunion of the Free Soil Party, which he accepts.

Also included is the back of the letter from Asaph Churchill.

Subject

Downer, Samuel, 1807-1881
Richardson, William, 1814-1856
Reunions
Abolitionists
Abolition movement
Political parties
Invitations
Amusement parks
Friendship
Nostalgia
Gratitude
Public speaking
Smith
Hayes

Creator

Churchill, Asaph, 1814-1892

Publisher

Hingham Public Library

Date Created

1877 July 30

Rights

No known copyright restrictions

Access Rights

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Format

JPEG

Extent

5.77 MB
5.33 MB

Language

English

Type

Correspondence

Identifier

bpc-0041a
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Spatial Coverage

Boston (Mass.)
Hingham (Mass.)
Dedham (Mass.

Temporal Coverage

1848-1852
1877 August 9

Rights Holder

Hingham Public Library

Text

July 30th 1877

My dear Mr Downer

Rarely, if ever, have I received a note calling of so many and so interesting recollections as yours. I had hardly supposed that the '48 of this century, would be ever thus revived. Hayes[?] and Smith and Wm Richardson and Downers Bowling Alley and Down-ers Speech at Dedham, and all that crowd, and all those things are here again! And if the same speech can be heard a-gain at "Downer’s Landing", in-stead of the Bowling Alley, it will go hard with me but I shall be there. It is not quite certain, that we do not still need it. It is my purpose to be there.

                                Very Respectfully yr[sic] friend

                                A. Churchill

Physical Dimensions

9 ¾” x15 ½” folded

Citation

Churchill, Asaph, 1814-1892, “Letter from Asaph Churchill to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion,” Hingham Public Library Local History & Special Collections, accessed December 16, 2017, http://hinghampubliclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/44.