Letter from Joseph W. Alden to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion

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Letter from Joseph W. Alden to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion

Description

In this letter Joseph W. Alden laments the fact that so many of the Free Soilers have passed away. He reminisces about the days in which the Free Soil Party existed and expresses his desire to see the other members who are still alive. He acknowledges and accepts Samuel Downer's invitation to the Reunion of the Free Soil Party.

Creator

Alden, Joseph W.

Publisher

Hingham Public Library

Date Created

1877 July 27

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JPEG

Extent

6.47 MB

Language

English

Type

Correspondence

Identifier

bpc-0029
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Spatial Coverage

Cambridgeport (Mass.)
Hingham (Mass.)

Temporal Coverage

1848
1877 August 9

Rights Holder

Hingham Public Library

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                Cambridgeport Mass

                July 27, 1877

Saml Downer Esq.

Boston Mass.

 

Dear Sir,

Your kind invitation "to attend a reunion of the Free Soilers of 1848 at Melville Gardens on Thurs-day the ninth day of August" is received. On looking over the cataglogue of my old associates, I find that Chase, Sumner, Leav-itt, Wilson and a host of others have gone to their reward in heaven, and we shall meet them no more here.

The days of my own pilgrimage being now near three score and ten years, I feel strongly inclined to improve the opportunities that may remain to meet the old familiar faces who stood firm in bygone days that tried men's souls.

I remain Yours Faithfully & Truly

                J. W. Alden

 

 

 J W Alden

Cambridgeport

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

Citation

Alden, Joseph W., “Letter from Joseph W. Alden 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/32.