Letter from Stephen Baker to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion

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Title

Letter from Stephen Baker to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion

Description

In this brief letter Stephen Baker gratefully acknowledges receipt of Samuel Downer's invitation to attend the Reunion of the Free Soil Party, and he enthusiastically accepts it. The envelope for this letter is included.

Subject

Downer, Samuel, 1807-1881
Reunions
Abolitionists
Abolition movement
Political parties
Amusement parks
Invitations
Gratitude
Happiness
Nostalgia

Creator

Baker, Stephen

Publisher

Hingham Public Library

Date Created

1877 July 31

Rights

No known copyright restrictions

Access Rights

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Format

JPEG

Extent

6.11 MB
2.08 MB

Language

English

Type

Correspondence
Envelopes

Identifier

bpc-0050
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Spatial Coverage

Dorchester (Boston, Mass.)
Hingham (Mass.)

Temporal Coverage

1848
1877 August 9

Rights Holder

Hingham Public Library

Text

Dorchester July 31, 1877

Saml Downer Esqr,

My Dear Friend, -

I received your kind note yesterday inviting me to attend a reunion of <insertion:the> Free Soilers of 1848, at Melville Gardens on Thursday the ninth day of Augt[sic]. It will give me great pleasure to meet you and others of the old Free Soilers. I thank you kindly for the invitation

 Respectfully

                                Yours,

                Stephen Baker

Physical Dimensions

7 ¾" x 9 ¾"
3 ¼" x 5 ½"

Citation

Baker, Stephen, “Letter from Stephen Baker to Samuel Downer accepting his invitation to the reunion,” Hingham Public Library Local History & Special Collections, accessed August 17, 2022, https://hinghampubliclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/55.