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Collection Reference Number GLC03007.22
From Archive Folder Collection of John Brown documents from Alexander M. Ross 
Title Anne Brown Adams to Alexander M. Ross discussing the election of Benjamin Harrison and her mistrust of Democrats and temperance associations
Date 2 December 1888
Author Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)  
Recipient Ross, Alexander Milton  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects 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  
People Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)  Ross, Alexander Milton (1832-1897)  Brown, John (1800-1859)  
Place written Petrolia, California
Theme Slavery & Abolition; The Presidency; Government & Politics; Women in American History; Children & Family
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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