Browse Items (218 total)

  • Collection: Free Soil Party Reunion Papers, 1877-1921

Letter from Charles Francis Adams to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion

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In this letter Charles Francis Adams enthusiastically accepts the invitation to attend the Reunion of the Free Soil Party. He discusses the fact that he has gotten older and feels most comfortable at home, but that he cannot miss the opportunity of…

Letter from Charles Francis Adams to Samuel Downer about speaking at the reunion

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In this letter Charles Francis Adams responds to a request from Samuel Downer to speak at the Free Soil Party Reunion. Adams expresses reluctance to speak publicly since he is older and his nerves are shaken easily. He says that one of his biggest…

Letter from Charles Francis Adams to Samuel Downer concerning his role at the reunion

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In this letter from Charles Francis Adams to Samuel Downer, Adams expresses his anxiety on being asked to speak at the reunion, fearing that he has so much to say that he will speak for too long and bore the audience. He hopes that Downer is only…

Letter from Charles Francis Adams to Samuel Downer requesting a copy of the reunion publication

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In this letter Charles Francis Adams discusses and unknown person who has talked about his speech at the reunion of the Free Soil Party. He states that based upon this person's remarks, he must not know very much about the party. However, the man…

Letter from Joseph W. Alden to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion

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In this letter Joseph W. Alden laments the fact that so many of the Free Soilers have passed away. He reminisces about the days in which the Free Soil Party existed and expresses his desire to see the other members who are still alive. He…

Letter from John B. Alley to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion

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In this short note John B. Alley enthusiastically accepts the invitation to attend the Reunion of the Free Soil Party. Samuel Downer has written the word "Checkd" in the upper left corner Alley's name on the back of the letter.

Letter from Julia R. Anagnos to Samuel Downer requesting an invitation for John S. Dwight

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In this two-page letter Julia R. Anagnos requests that Samuel Downer send an invitation to the reunion of the Free Soil Party to John S. Dwight, the editor of the Musical Journal. She states that we was one of the earliest Free Soilers and that she…

Letter from Michael Anagnos to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion

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In this letter, written on Perkins Institution and Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind letterhead, Michael Anagnos enthusiastically accepts his invitation to the reunion of the Free Soil Party. He states that his admiration for Dr. John G. Palfrey…

Letter from William Ashby to Albert G. Browne declining Samuel Downer's invitation to the reunion

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In this two-page letter William Ashby thanks Albert G. Browne for his invitation to the reunion of the Free Soil Party, saying that it would give him great pleasure to meet and reminisce about the events of 1848. However, at the age of ninety he is…

Letter from Ellen H. Bailey to "Friends" regarding the book Dangerous Ages

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In this short letter Ellen H. Bailey writes that it is somewhat adventurous for her to give a book that she has not read for a gift, but she (and hopefully the reader) enjoyed the book Potterism and hopes that the recipient will also…