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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of John Brown documents from Alexander M. Ross
|Anne Brown Adams to Alexander M. Ross discussing the election of Benjamin Harrison and her mistrust of Democrats and temperance associations
|2 December 1888
|Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)
|Ross, Alexander Milton
|Wonders why there is so much evil in the world, is thankful for the good people she has known, and rejoices in the election of Benjamin Harrison as President. Has recently moved from Rohnerville to Petrolia. Wonders "why some people were ever permitted to be born into the world, They never seem to have a kind thought or do a good act, their lives are all wrong. Why did a good God create so much evil and so little that is really good, in the human race?" Despite this, feels lucky to have known some great men, "even if they are lost" too soon. On politics "greatly rejoiced with the results of the Presidential election, as I do not think we have outgrown the Republican party yet." Approves of the Democrats idea of temperance in principle, "but not in the party," since she mistrusts them, and all temperance associations. Also notes injury to one of her daughters, sends him a fern sample, and discusses local foliage.
|African American History John Brown Abolition Slavery Religion Woman Author Women's History Morality and Ethics President Election Immigration and Migration Politics American West Democratic Party Republican Party Temperance and Prohibition Alcohol Geography and Natural History Children and Family Injury or Wound
|Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) Ross, Alexander Milton (1832-1897) Brown, John (1800-1859)
|Slavery & Abolition; The Presidency; Government & Politics; Women in American History; Children & Family
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
|Anne Brown Adams was the daughter of John Brown. Alexander M. Ross was a famous Canadian naturalist, also a prominent abolitionist and a strong supporter of John Brown.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945