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Letter from Yerrinton regarding printing report of the reunion and letters

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In this letter Yerrinton writes that he is including a draft of the report of the reunion, its introduction, and letters from Free Soil Party members. He indicates that he does not think it necessary to print the letters from Churchill and George W.…

Letter from Edward. L. Pierce to Samuel Downer regarding a meeting with Downer and Francis W. Bird

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In this is two-page letter Edward L. Pierce writes that he would like to meet with Samuel Downer and Francis W. Bird in Downer's office between 9am and 10am. He offers to come by the same day the letter is written if Bird visits Downer's office. He…

Letter from Edward L. Pierce to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion and suggesting others to invite

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In this four-page letter Edward L. Pierce accepts the invitation to attend the Reunion of the Free Soil Party and lists the names of other men he feels should also be invited. Samuel Downer has written the word "Checkd" in the upper left corner of…

Letter from Charles A. Phelps to Samuel Downer declining his invitation with reminiscences

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This is a nine-page letter from Charles A. Phelps. Phelps regrettfully declines his invitation to the reunion of the Free Soil Party and reminisces about Free Soilers who have died. He then contributes his own memories of Free Soil days. He recalls…

Letter from William Chase to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion with a benediction

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In this two-page letter William Chase acknowledges receipt his invitation to attend a Reunion of the Free Soil Party and then gladly accepts the offer to meet with those men who fought for freedom despite being ridiculed by others. He ends the…

Letter from Charles M. S. Churchill to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion with reminiscences

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In this letter Charles Marshall Spring Churchill acknowledges receipt of his invitation to attend the Reunion of the Free Soil Party, He happily accepts it, and then reminisces about speeches given by Free Soilers in the past. He closes the letter…

Letter from Thomas D. Morris to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion

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In this letter Thomas D. Morris gratefully acknowledges his invitation to attend the Reunion of the Free Soil Party. He then happily accepts the offer to meet his old friends and comrades. He ends the letter by praising the principles of the Free…

Letter from John W. Emmons to Samuel Downer declining his invitation to the reunion, with reminiscences

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In this two-page letter John W. Emmons declines the invitation to attend the Reunion of the Free Soil Party. He then continues the letter by reminiscing about important events and themes in the history of the abolition movement. He discusses the…

Letter from James M. W. Yerrinton to Samuel Downer thanking him for the invitation to the reunion, with reminiscences

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In this three-page letter James Manning Winchell Yerrinton acknowledges receipt of his invitation to attend the Reunion of the Free Soil Party, and thanks Samuel Downer for offering it. He states that he will happily attend the event, and that he is…

Letter from William Claflin to Samuel Downer requesting an invitation for Professor Webster, with reminiscences

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In this letter William Claflin states that Professor John G. Webster was a prominent Free Soiler who would very much like to attend the reunion of the Free Soil Party. He then gives a brief history of Professor Webster's activities in the…