Lot 14: 1884 Boston 'Colored Voters' Republican Club in the presidential election
15th December 2016
Author: N/A; Title: Letter, Boston ‘Colored Voters’ Republican club in the 1884 presidential election; Place Published: Boston, Massachusetts; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: Sept. 20, 1884; Description: The Colored Voters of the 3rd Congressional District.[ A.P.Jones, W.D.Johnson and James H. Wolff] Autograph Letter Signed. 2pp. To the Republican National Committee.Asking for "a good supply" of the "latest campaign documents" to be sent to their headquarters, including material on the "public record" of former Indiana Senator Thomas Hendricks (who had opposed the impeachment of Andrew Johnson and "radical" Reconstruction in the southern States), "so that every colored man in the Commonwealth may know all about the Democratic candidate for the Vice Presidency...We have formed a Blaine & Logan Club and intend to make things lively for Messrs. Cleveland & Hendricks on the 4th day of next November." Though the Black vote in Massachusetts was overwhelmingly Republican and GOP presidential nominee James G. Blaine carried the state by more than 20,000 votes, it was not enough to defeat the national Democratic victor, Grover Cleveland.
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