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

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Title

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

Description

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 hand-written line from Samuel Downer. He writes that both he and the recipient were good Free Soilers in 1848 and he asks the recipient to come to the reunion.

Subject

Downer, Samuel, 1807-1881
Reunions
Abolitionists
Abolition movement
Political parties
Clambakes
Amusement parks

Creator

Downer, Samuel, 1807-1881

Publisher

Hingham Public Library

Date Copyrighted

1877 July 19

Rights

No known copyright restrictions

Access Rights

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Format

JPEG

Extent

3.48 MB

Language

English

Type

Invitations

Identifier

bpc-0009
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Spatial Coverage

Boston (Mass.)
Hingham (Mass.)

Temporal Coverage

1848
1877 August 9

Rights Holder

Hingham Public Library

Text

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 6.45.  Clambake at 1.30.

Please inform me whether we may expect the pleasure of your company.         

I have the honor to be

Faithfully yours,

Saml. Downer.

Upon presenting this circular on the boat, you will be entitled to passage to and from Downer’s Landing.

Physical Dimensions

8 1/4" x 5 1/4"

Citation

Downer, Samuel, 1807-1881, “Invitation to the “Reunion of the Free Soilers of 1848” from Samuel Downer,” Hingham Public Library Local History & Special Collections, accessed September 19, 2017, http://hinghampubliclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12.