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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


Woburn July 24th, 1877
Saml Downer Esq

Dear Sir

Please accept my thanks for your kind invitation to be present at a reunion of the Free Soil Party of 1848 at Melville Gardens on Thursday the ninth of August. I hope to be present on that…

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


Letters for JOHN JOSEPH MAY should be addressed ‘ care of MAY & CO., Box 5213                                              (or P. O. Box, 5221) BOSTON.’ Checkd My very dear Sir, It will give me…

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

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

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

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


Boston, July 19, 1877  Dear Sir, I respectfully invite you to attend a Reunion of the Free Soilers of 1848, at Melville Gardens, on Thursday, the Ninth day of August. The boat will leave Rowe’s Wharf at 10.30 and 12.15.  Return at 4.00, 5.20, and…