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

Letter from Charles Choate to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion

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In this letter Charles Choate accepts the invitation to attend the Reunion of the Free Soil Party. He expresses a great desire to see his old friends who were committed to the party. Samuel Downer has written the word "Checkd" in the upper left…

Letter from John J. May to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion

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In this letter, written on his personal letterhead, John J. May accepts the invitation to attend the Reunion of the Free Soil Party in Hingham. Samuel Downer has written the word "Checkd" in the upper left corner and May's name on the back of the…

Address delivered in the Pavilion at Downer Landing, Sunday, August 14, 1881

This pamphlet contains the address by Samuel Downer on the true conviction of religious faith, and honors three men who have left impressions on him: Horace Mann, Samuel Gridley Howe and Theodore Parker.

Newly Discovered Fourth of July Oration by the Illustrious Orator and Statesman, Daniel Webster, Delivered at Fryeburg, ME., in the Year 1802, and Now for the First Time Given to the Public

The pamphlet begins with a preface which discusses the disappearance of the oration, its sudden appearance, and the importance of Daniel Webster to history. It also includes biographical information regarding Webster's life. In the following speech…

Reunion of the Free-Soilers of 1841, at Downer Landing, Hingham, Mass, August 9, 1877

This pamphlet describes the events which took place during the reunion of the Free Soil Party at Downer's Landing on August 9, 1877. This pamphlet contains the Circular of Invitation, list of invitees, speeches and remarks given or intended by…

The Barbarism of Slavery : Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner on the Bill for the Admission of Kansas as a Free State, in the United States Senate, June 4, 1860

This pamphlet reprints a speech made by Charles Sumner in front of the United States Senate on June 4, 1860. In his speech Charles Sumner describes the evils of slavery and the need to make slavery in the new state of Kansas illegal. It includes a…

Downer Family Coat of Arms

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This image depicts the Downer Family Coat of Arms. It includes images of peacocks, shaking hands, and wings. The family motto on the coat of arms is "A Cruce Salus," which translates to "from the cross of salvation." The family colors are green,…

Edition of the Boston Daily Whig

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This newspaper edition includes articles on the tenets of the late Whig Party, the National Free Soil Party Convention in Buffalo, expressions of the desire to have Free Soil Party Conventions in other states, other Free Soil Meetings, the importance…

Free Soil Party ticket broadside

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This broadside, which contains an image of the Great Seal of the United States, advertises the politicians running for office in Massachusetts on the Free Soil Party Ticket. They include those running for President and Vice President, as well as…

Invitation to the “Reunion of the Free Soilers of 1848” from Samuel Downer

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This is the printed invitation to attend a Reunion of the Free Soilers of 1848. The reunion is to take place on August 9, 1977. The invitation includes the boat times leaving from and returning to Rowe's Wharf. At the bottom of the page is a…