Letter from John G. Palfrey to Samuel Downer declining his invitation to the reunion

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Title

Letter from John G. Palfrey to Samuel Downer declining his invitation to the reunion

Description

In this brief letter John G. Palfrey declines to attend the Reunion of the Free Soil Party due to ill health. He expresses a great deal of regret that he cannot attend. Samuel Downer has written the word "Checkd" in the upper left corner.

Subject

Downer, Samuel, 1807-1881
Reunions
Abolitionists
Abolition movement
Political parties
Invitations
Sick persons

Creator

Palfrey, John Gorham, 1796-1881

Publisher

Hingham Public Library

Date Created

1877 July 24

Rights

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Format

JPEG

Extent

5.04 MB

Language

English

Type

Correspondence

Identifier

bpc-0016

Temporal Coverage

1877

Rights Holder

Hingham Public Library

Text

Checkd

July 24th, 1877.

Dear Mr. Downer,

The state of my health is such as not to permit me to go abroad, otherwise nothing would be so attractive to me as a meeting with the original Free Soilers.

Thanking you for your kind invitation
I am, with high regard,

Yours truly,

John G. Palfrey

By M.A.P.

Physical Dimensions

7" x 8 3/4"

Citation

Palfrey, John Gorham, 1796-1881, “Letter from John G. Palfrey to Samuel Downer declining his invitation to the reunion,” Hingham Public Library Digital Exhibitions, accessed April 20, 2024, https://hinghampubliclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/19.