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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.

Church Oppression and Onerous Taxes Prompted Hingham Migration in 1630s

This item is a page taken from a pamphlet commemorating the erection of a Memorial Bell Tower in Hingham, Massachusetts for the settlers of the town in 1636. This page discusses the fact that many residents of Hingham, England left for New England…

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…

History and Survey of the Negro Community in Hingham

This report, titled History and Survey of the Negro Community in Hingham, was written for the the Parish Life Conference on Race.  The conference took place on April 26-27, 1968.  It discusses the history of the African American community in the…

Twenty-Third Anniversary of the Massachusetts Total Abstinence Society. Third Unitarian Church, Hingham, Sunday Evening, Feb. 18th, 1894

This item is a flyer for the 23rd anniversary celebration of the Massachusetts Total Abstinence Society, which promoted temperance. The flyer indicates that the celebration will be held at the Third Unitarian Church in Hingham, Mass on February 18,…

Book Cover of Michael "King" Kelly's Play Ball: Stories of the Ball Field

This image is the cover of the autobiographical book entitled Play Ball:  Stories of the Ball Field, which was written by Michael "King" Kelly in the late 19th century.  The cover features a portrait drawing of Kelly in his uniform, as well as…