Letter from John S. Dwight to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion

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Title

Letter from John S. Dwight to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion

Description

In this letter John S. Dwight thanks Samuel Downer for his invitation to the reunion of the Free Soil Party. He states that he hopes to attend, although he feels as though he is unworthy to counted among the heroes of the movement. He then discusses is dedication to the cause even though he was never a politician. The letter ends with a statement from Dwight that his invitation was most likely due to the intervention of his friend, Julia R. Anagnos.

Subject

Downer, Samuel, 1807-1881
Anagnos, Julia R. (Julia Romana Howe) 1844-1886
Reunions
Abolitionists
Abolition movement
Political parties
Amusement parks
Invitations
Gratitude
Allegiance
Friendship

Creator

Dwight, John Sullivan, 1813-1893

Publisher

Hingham Public Library

Date Created

1877 August 6

Rights

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Format

JPEG

Extent

6.47 MB

Language

English

Type

Correspondence

Identifier

bpc-0137
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Spatial Coverage

Boston (Mass.)
Hingham (Mass.)

Temporal Coverage

1848
1877 August 9

Rights Holder

Hingham Public Library

Text

Boston, Aug. 6, 1877.

Saml Downer, Esq.

Dear Sir,

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.

Physical Dimensions

8 ¼” x 10”

Citation

Dwight, John Sullivan, 1813-1893, “Letter from John S. Dwight to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion,” Hingham Public Library Local History & Special Collections, accessed May 28, 2022, https://hinghampubliclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/140.