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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of Joseph M. Maitland
|Daniel Coleman to Joseph M. Maitland discussing planting corn, the bitterness between the political parties after the election and the Prohibition party
|17 December 1884
|Coleman, Daniel (fl. 1884-1890)
|Maitland, Joseph M.
|Letter is addressed "Dear Cousin." Says he has bought an additional twenty acres of land for pasture. Plans to plant thirty-eight acres of corn. Comments "I think all over the land there is deadness in the church owing to the bitter feeling between the Political parties in the Election this fall..." Discusses John St. John and the Prohibition party. Claims, "The Prohibitionist is here to stay..." Mentions he would like to visit. Declares "...a republican would be about as safe in the south as a St. John's man in Urbana..." Letter has several holes.
|Land Transaction Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Religion Politics Election Government and Civics Prohibition Temperance and Prohibition Alcohol Republican Party
|Maitland, Joseph M. (1839-1918) Coleman, Daniel (fl. 1884-1890) St. John, John (1833-1916)
|Agriculture; Government & Politics; Religion
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
|John St. John (ca. 1832-1916) was a politician from Kansas who served as State Senator and United States Senator as a Republican and then ran for President in 1884 as a candidate for the Prohibition Party. He was highly criticized for deserting the Republican party. He was also a supporter of women's suffrage.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
|Civil War: Recipient Relationship