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

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Title

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

Description

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 meeting with all of the friends he has not seen in such a long time. Samuel Downer has written the word "Checkd" in the upper left corner of the page.

Subject

Downer, Samuel, 1807-1881
Reunions
Abolitionists
Abolition movement
Political parties
Invitations
Friendship
Nostalgia
Older people
Happiness
Gratitude

Creator

Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886

Publisher

Hingham Public Library

Date Created

1877 July 26

Rights

No known copyright restrictions

Access Rights

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Format

JPEG

Extent

3.56 MB

Language

English

Type

Correspondence

Identifier

bpc-0022
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Spatial Coverage

Quincy (Mass.)

Temporal Coverage

1877 August 9

Rights Holder

Hingham Public Library

Text

Quincy 27 July 1877
My Dear Mr Downer
Your second note reached me yesterday. It somewhat changes the nature of the invitation you were kind enough to send me, and places me in a more conspicuous situation than I altogether covet. The progress of age has a good deal shaken my nerves; and there is no such thing as escaping from the claws of the press, which catch up and display to the public without remorse whatever may be casually said whether good or bad, wise or unwise. Still if you can hit upon no more suitable person I will not flinch from the trial for a short time. One of my chief troubles is the weakening of my voice which does not go very far in the open air. And this always warns me to be short. With these explanations I leave the matter wholly in your hands
Very truly yours
C. F. Adams

Physical Dimensions

8” x 6”

Citation

Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886 , “Letter from Charles Francis Adams to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion,” Hingham Public Library Local History & Special Collections, accessed September 19, 2017, http://hinghampubliclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/25.