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Post Office, Boston, Mass., December 20th, 1858: Sir: A Few Weeks Ago I Had the Honor to Receive the Accompanying Circular, With the Request From One of the Committee That I "Would Exert My Influence in Favor of the Mount Vernon Association." .

I am very respectfully your obedient servant, Nahum Capen. To the Postmaster of [blank]
Format
Book; Broadside; Online
Published
[Cambridge, Mass. : Publisher not identified, 1858]
Language
English
Description
1 folded sheet ([2] unnumbered pages) ; 25 x 39 cm folded to 25 x 20 cm
Notes
  • A form letter from the Postmaster of the City of Boston sent to "Postmasters or their Clerks throughout New England" encouraging them "to unite in making contributions in aid of the cause, so nobly favored by the efforts of the Ladies, Mr. Everett, and others ..."
  • The accompanying Circular, printed on the facing page, reads: Cambridge, July 5th, 1858. The proposed purchase of Mt. Vernon is an object of interest to every American. Old and young, rich and poor, learned and uneducated, all hope for its success, and wish to aid it. The organization of the "Ladies' Mt. Vernon Association of the Union" is now complete. ... The undersigned, having been appointed by the Regent, Miss Ann Pamela Cunningham, Vice-Regent for Massachusetts, and having obtained the counsel and co-operation of the gentlemen whose names are found below, confidently appeals to the community to do their part toward promoting an object which must recommend itself to every American heart. ..." The circular is signed by Louisa Ingersoll Greenough, and endorsed by Edward Everett, C. Winthrop, F.D. Huntington, George S. Hillard and F.W. Lincoln, Jr.
  • Printed area of Capen's letter measures 21.8 x 14.7 cm; Greenough's message measures 17.4 x 14.7 cm.
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