Letter from John S. Dwight to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion
Boston, Aug. 6, 1877.
Saml Downer, Esq.
Many thanks for your kind invitation to Downer's Landing on Thursday next. I hope to be able to be present; although I have no claim to be numbered among the practical working heroes of the Free Soil move-ment. From the first my heart + vote were with it + I talked it earnestly, but that was all; I never was an active politician. I presume I owe the invitation to the too ready intervention of my friend Mrs Anagnos.
Yours very truly
J. S. Dwight.