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    Letter Describing Lincoln & Johnson Election Rally. 4-page letter written on bifolium stationery, Boston, Massachusetts, October 10, 1864 from Josiah G. Munn to his cousin Elijah. Munn apparently worked in a shipping firm that had interaction with whaling ships. He writes well with a fine sense of humor. "They are going to have a grand Lincoln & Johnson procession in our Ward to night, and in it they are going to have a 'great white ox' said to weigh four thousand pounds, a present from Carlos Pierce to Genl. Grant. [writing later] The procession last night was a great success... there were a few houses in the square that were as dark as pitch. I only wish that a McClellan procession would pass through, so that we could darken up for them." He adds a postscript: "Kiss your horse for me." A few very minor ink stains, else clean and highly legible.

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    December, 2015
    12th Saturday
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