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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.10.200
From Archive Folder Collection of Joseph M. Maitland 
Title Daniel Coleman to Joseph M. Maitland discussing planting corn, the bitterness between the political parties after the election and the Prohibition party
Date 17 December 1884
Author Coleman, Daniel (fl. 1884-1890)  
Recipient Maitland, Joseph M.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects Land Transaction  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Religion  Politics  Election  Government and Civics  Prohibition  Temperance and Prohibition  Alcohol  Republican Party  
People Maitland, Joseph M. (1839-1918)  Coleman, Daniel (fl. 1884-1890)  St. John, John (1833-1916)  
Place written Cropsey, Illinois
Theme Agriculture; Government & Politics; Religion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Cousin