Request for G.F. Shepley speech, Skowhegan, 1868

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Z.A. Smith wrote to George F. Shepley, a Portland lawyer, asking him to set a date to give a political speech in Skowhegan.

Smith had written about a month earlier, asking Shepley to speak at a Republican ratification of the Grant-Colfax ticket event. In this letter, Smith reminded Shepley of his promise to address the Somerset County Republicans soon.

Shepley, well-known for his Civil War service as commander of the 12th Maine, then as a brigadier general who served as the military governor of Louisiana, had switched from the Democratic to the Republican party after the war.

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About This Item

  • Title: Request for G.F. Shepley speech, Skowhegan, 1868
  • Creator: Smith, Zimro A.
  • Creation Date: 1868-07-17
  • Subject Date: 1868
  • Town: Portland, Skowhegan
  • County: Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 25.4 cm x 20.4 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 4/8
  • Collection: George Foster Shepley papers
  • Object Type: Text

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